Netizen 24 GBR: Donald Trump: I had a 'great' meeting with Kim Kardashian at the White House

By On May 30, 2018

Donald Trump: I had a 'great' meeting with Kim Kardashian at the White House

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Kanye West isn’t the only member of the Kardashian clan getting political. Kim Kardashian is reportedly working with Jared Kushner over a potential pardoning for a nonviolent drug offender. Nathan Rousseau Smith reports.

Kim Kardashian West made waves at the White House Wednesday.

The reality TV star personally met with President Trump, who tweeted out a smiling photo with Kardashian West in the Oval Office.

"Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing," wrote the president.

Dressed in all black with bright yellow pumps, Kardashian West arrived at a security entrance with her lawyer, attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, late Wednesday afternoon.

During the meeting, which was set to include senior advisor Jared Kushner, Kardashian West was expected to advocate for the release of 62-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. She has shared her support of Johnson on social media, calling the sentencing "so unfair" on Twitter in October.

Kardashian West tweeted a birthday message for Johnson Wednesday.

"Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson," she wrote. "Today is for you."

Johnson's story went viral thanks in part to a Mic video interview that reached over 4.1 million views. A petition asking President Trump to grant Johnson clemency has also almost reached it's goal of 300,000 supporter signatures as of Wednesday.

Kardashian West, who cites Mic's video as how she discovered Johnson, has also helped the case reach a wider aud ience.

Kushner has focused on prison reform since joining the administration. He was involved with the First Step Act, which plans to expand programs for prisoners and allow for more home confinement. The act was approved by the House of Representatives earlier this month.

A pardon or commutation for Johnson is unlikely today, though the president has not made a decision.

Kardashian West supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race, but recently, her husband Kanye West has tweeted his support for Trump.

The rapper met with Trump in December 2016 during a visit to the Trump Tower in New York. Trump posed with West after their meeting, calling him a "good man" with whom he talked about "life."

Kanye had previously declared his allegiance to Trump onstage the month prior.

'Keeping Up with the Kardashians': The family through the years Fullscreen


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Ten years ago this October, a little reality series called 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' debuted. The E! program centered around burgeoning celebrity Kim Kardashian, top right, and her wild family. Left to right upper: Robert (Rob) Kardashian Jr., Khloé Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce). Left to right bottom: Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian. Fullscreen Khloé, Kim and Kourtney, plus their brother Rob (not pictured), are the children of Kris and attorney Robert Kardashian, a member of the defense team for O.J. Simpson during his 1995 trial. Fullscreen Kim, in Monte Carlo in 2009, previously helped celebrities like Paris Hilton clean out their closets. Fullscreen On Aug. 20, 2011, Kim wed NBA player Kris Humphries in a televised ceremony, but didn't quite make it to til death do them part. She filed for divorce after just 72 days of marriage. Fullscreen The series also offers glimpses of Kim's relationship with Kanye West. Fullscreen Kim and Kanye welcomed their daughter North, seen in 2015, two years prior. The parents tied the knot in an Italian ceremony in 2014, for which preparations were televised. Fullscreen A lover of selfies, Kim released a collection of her snaps in the coffee table book 'Selfish,' in 2015. Fullscreen Kim, seen here in September 2017, sported platinum locks during New York Fashion Week. Fullscreen Kourtney, the eldest of her siblings, poses at the Aces & Angels Celebrity Poker Tournament in 2009. Fullscreen Kourtney and her sisters, Kim and Khloé, released a novel titled 'Dollhouse' in 2011. Fullscreen The cameras captured the cast's relationships, including the highs and lows of Kourtney's romance with the father of her three children, Scott Disick. Fullscreen Kourtney, with her oldest child Mason Dash Disick, born in 2009, attend the 'Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway' L.A. premiere in 2013. Fullscreen Kourtney and Scott Disick, seen here in Las Vegas in 2015, have three children toge ther: Mason Dash, Penelope Scotland and Reign Aston Disick. Fullscreen Kourtney and Scott ended things in 2015. Kourtney, photographed at a premiere of 'The Promise' in April, has recently been romantically linked to model Younes Bendjima. Fullscreen On E!'s anniversary special which aired Sept. 24, Kourtney and Disick confirmed they were not together but do co-parent. Fullscreen Disick, seated next to Humphries in 2011, and his struggles with his relationship with Kourntey have been documented on the series. Fullscreen In seemingly happy times, Disick and Kourtney celebrated New Year's Eve at the Paris Las Vegas on Dec. 31, 2011. Fullscree n The former couple attended an event in 2014 in Bridgehampton, New York while Kourtney was pregnant with their youngest, Reign. Fullscreen Disick, who was spotted cozying up to model Sofia Richie in September, partied in Las Vegas in July. Fullscreen Khloé is the younger sister of Kim and Kourtney. Fullscreen She married Lamar Odom in 2009, after a brief courtship. They two, pictured at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, officially divorced in 2016. Fullscreen Khloé co-hosted 'The X Factor' with Mario Lopez in 2012. Fullscreen Khloé released her book, 'Strong Looks Better Nake d,' in 2015. Fullscreen Khloé attended a launch party for her fashion brand, Good American, on Oct. 18, 2016 in Los Angeles. Fullscreen Kris Jenner's only son, Rob, with Reggie Bush and Kim, previously dated 'The Real' co-host Adrienne Bailon. Fullscreen With partner Cheryl Burke, Rob placed second on 'Dancing with the Stars' in 2011. Fullscreen Donning a suit, Rob attended the 2012 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. Fullscreen In 2013, he appeared again in Vegas at DAYLIGHT Beach Club. Fullscreen Rob got engaged to model/entr epreneur Blac Chyna in 2016. Though they've since had a messy split, the two share a daughter, Dream Renée Kardashian, who arrived in 2016. Fullscreen Kendall, the eldest of Kris and Caitlyn's daughters, poses with her sisters, Kim, Kylie and Kourtney at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. Fullscreen Kendall, pictured with Kyle and Kris in 2013, expressed her desire to be a model from an early age on 'Keeping Up.' Fullscreen She modeled lingerie in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Nov. 10, 2015 in New York City. Fullscreen The face of Estée Lauder and La Perla strutted the catwalks during September's New York Fashion Week. Fullscr een Kendall walked in the Alexander Wang show on Sept. 9, 2017. Fullscreen Kylie, seen with Kendall in 2011, is the youngest of Kris and Caitlyn's children. Fullscreen Kylie, with Jaden Smith, attended the L.A. premiere of 'Ender's Game' in 2013. Fullscreen Kylie, seen with Kendall in 2014, launched Kylie Cosmetics two years later. Fullscreen Kylie previously dated rapper Tyga, who shares a son with Rob's ex, Blac Chyna. Fullscreen In September 2017, several outlets reported that Kylie (seen here at the Met Gala in May) is expecting her first child. Fullscreen Momager extraordinaire Kris hangs with her daughters, Kourtney, Kim and Khloé at an event in 2009. Fullscreen She released a memoir, 'Kris Jenner . . . And All Things Kardashian' in 2011. Fullscreen She hosted a short-lived talk show called 'Kris' in 2013, on which her son-in-law, Kanye, was a guest. Fullscreen The famous mom released a cookbook titled 'In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites' in 2014. Fullscreen Kris, who will celebrate her 62nd birthday in November, attended the Grammys in February. Fullscreen Caitlyn, who wed Kris in 1991, came out as transgender and unveiled her new look in a 'Vanity Fair' spread and cover shot by Annie Leibovitz in 2015. Fullscreen Caitlyn accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the ESPYS on July 15, 2015. Fullscreen Caitlyn documented her transition on two seasons of the E! reality series 'I Am Cait,' which premiered in 2015. Fullscreen Kris filed for divorce from Caitlyn in 2014, but the former pair appeared friendly at a Yeezy fashion show on Feb. 11, 2016. Fullscreen Caitlyn posed with her memoir, 'The Secrets of My Life,' released in 2017 at a Barnes & Noble on April 26. FullscreenReplay
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