Kim Kardashian West followed through on her decision to visit the White House to talk prison reform with President Trump — despite the pressure from liberals who urged her not to go. Kim visited with Trump on Wednesday to talk prison reform.
Kim went to Washington to ask the president to pardon 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson who was sentenced to life in prison for her first drug offense. Johnson has spent more than two decades behind bars.
President Trump took photos with the reality TV star and tweeted: “Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.”
Attorney Brittany K. Barnett, a member of Johnson’s legal team, was optimistic about Johnson’s chances. She said the meeting with Trump “seemed to go well.”
“It is now in President Trump’s hands to decide whether to save Alice Johnson’s life,” Barnett said.
Kim, who voted for Hillary Clinton in the last election, put politics aside to do something meaningful for another.
She was heavily criticized on social media by people who don’t care that the scales of justice are imbalanced for black men and women in America.
A CNN anchor said Kim shouldn’t be there. And the cover of the NY Post mocked the mother-of-three, who at least made the effort to go — unlike others.
“TRUMP MEETS RUMP. Kim Thong Un pitches prez on prison reform,” read the headlines on the cover.
Rapper Meek Mill, who vowed to change the prison system when he was released from a Philadelphia prison last month, cancelled his trip to the White House after former President Obama called rapper JAY-Z and put a bug in his ear.
There is a difference between people who walk the walk and those who wait for others to bring about change.