Donald Trump promises to pardon a few convicts, but makes no mention of Alice Johnson, the one Kim Kardashian wanted
The KUWTK star wanted to make changes to the prison reform but it seems like her meeting with Trump did not turn the way she wanted.
Some changes seem to have been made in the prison law after Kim Kardashian visited the White House to meet President Donald Trump. However, it may not have been in the way the reality star had wanted. In a series of Tweets, Trump announced that he would be pardoning some of the people who had been wrongly convicted.
Among the few, the first name was of Dinesh D’Souza. He pleaded guilty to arranging illegal campaign donations. In his tweet, Trump stated that Dinesh had been “treated very unfairly by our government!” At the same time, he said that he will also be considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, who was 'found guilty in 2004 on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and making false statements to investigators over a stock sale,' according to news.com.
He also hinted that he may make some changes to the sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. He had been convicted on charges of corruption.
Meanwhile, Kim had arrived at the White House with an aim to request a pardon for Alice Johnson. Alice has been in the prison since 1996. She was arrested for a non-violent drug offense and had been given a life sentence. This was the only criminal record of Alice and she was not directly involved in the case.
Kim also met Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka during her meeting with Trump. Kim reportedly had a number of calls with Jared prior to visiting the white house.
The reality star wanted Alice to get a second chance in life and tried to her best to convince the president. However, there were some who ridiculed Kim's attempt to discuss prison reforms. "The fact that freaking Kim Kardashian can have ANY influence on ANY White House decision is the epitome of the political and cultural degrade Trump is causing," one Twitter user wrote.
Another described their meeting as, "A reality TV star with no discernible talent & Kim Kardashian."
Meanwhile, there were some who applauded her work and the effort she took for the cause. "I’m not a big fan of Kim K BUT this right here just might change my mind. She doesn’t have to put one dime or time into Alice Marie Johnson. This story warms my heart and I’m grateful for Kim K determination to help," another wrote.
Even Kim tweeted about her meeting with Trump on her Twitter account. "I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense," she wrote. "We are optimistic about Ms Johnson’s future and hopeful that she —and so many like her—will get a second chance at life."