The Latest: Trump meets with Kim Kardashian West
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Kim Kardashian West at the White House (all times local):
President Donald Trump has met with reality TV star Kim Kardashian West as she visited the White House to advocate on behalf of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses.
Trump is confirming the meeting — as he often does — via Twitter, writing, “Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.”
He included a picture of the two in the Oval Office.
Kardashian West has been urging Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, 63, who has spent more than two decades behind bars and is not eligible for parole.
Kardashian West had also been expected to meet with Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, who is overseeing the administration’s push to overhaul the nation’s prison system.
Reality television star Kim Kardashian West has arrived at the White House for a meeting with presidential senior adviser Jared Kushner.
Kardashian West was seen posing for photos in front of the West Wing before entering to discuss criminal justice reform with Kushner, the president’s son-in-law.
Kardashian West has urged the president to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who is serving a life sentence without parole for a nonviolent drug offense.
Attorney Brittany K. Barnett, who says she’s part of Johnson’s legal team, says Kardashian West also hopes to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss the case.
Kardashian West’s husband, rapper Kanye West, sparked a social media maelstrom earlier this month with his support for Trump.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was heading to the White House to make a star-powered case for prison reform and advocate on behalf of a woman serving a life sentence.
Kardashian West has urged the president to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, 63, who is serving a life sentence without parole for a nonviolent drug offense.
In an interview with Mic, Kardashian West said she’d been moved by Johnson’s story after seeing a video by the news outlet.
“I think that she really deserves a second chance at life,” Kardashian told Mic. “I’ll do whatever it takes to get her out.”