Kim Kardashian meets Ivanka Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform
Kim Kardashian West approached Ivanka Trump, who is one of President Trump's most trusted ears, while husband Jared Kushner led the administration's criminal justice focus.
Reality TV personality, Kim Kardashian West, returned to the White House on Thursday for another high-level meeting after her successful lobbying of President Donald Trump earlier this year.
This time the star came to meet the president's daughter and senior White House aide Ivanka Trump. Reports state that the 'Keeping Up With Kardashian' star sat down with Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner for a discussion about a case she felt deeply about and also about prison reforms, according to People.
Trump, in June this year, had granted clemency to a 63-year-old great-grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense. Johnson had served nearly 22 years in federal prison. The Republican's decision was spurred by a push from Kim Kardashian who visited the president nearly a week before the president granted her clemency.
Kardashian West, this time approached Ivanka Trump, who is one of President Trump's most trusted ears in the administration, while Kushner leads his administration's criminal justice focus, according to reports.
It appears that the popular reality star has plans to present other similar cases to the Trump administration. Kardashian West took to Twitter on Thursday to say: "It started with Ms Alice, but looking at her and seeing the faces and learning the stories of the men and women I’ve met inside prisons I knew I couldn’t stop at just one. It’s time for REAL systemic change.”
Kardashian West was referring to the case of Chris Young who was sent to prison on non-violent drug charges earlier this week. The reality star said that she found Young's case shocking and wanted to fight for the 30-year-old's release.
The celebrity figure, while appearing on the 'Wrongful Conviction' podcast earlier this week had said that Young's conviction was not fair: "It’s so unfair. He’s 30-years-old. He’s been in for almost 10 years."
Kardashian West has mostly been receiving positive attention for her political lobbying efforts with many drawing comparisons to her later father Robert Kardashian, who was a high-profile lawyer. However, the star also faced criticism from a few social media users who said that she could have done something to lobby Trump about the detention of immigrant children, who have been kept in camps after being separated from their parents.
Reports state that President Trump did not appear on Thursday's meeting, however, his daughter and son-in-law were present at the meeting and also took pictures with the reality star.