Kim Kardashian is 'grateful' for Trump's work on prison reform but disagrees with his zero-tolerance immigration policy
The 39-year-old says she never understood why people warned her against meeting with the POTUS to discuss clemency for former inmate Alice Marie Johnson
Kim Kardashian says she did not understand why people were discouraging her from visiting the White House and meeting President Donald Trump regarding prison reform.
The 39-year-old mother-of-four told New York Times in a recent interview that she never understood why people warned her against meeting with the POTUS in May last year to discuss the possibility of clemency for former prison inmate Alice Marie Johnson. Thanks to Kim's efforts, Johnson was eventually freed from jail.
"I’m very focused. There’s a lot that we have to get done in prison reform and I believe I will be more beneficial if I just focus on that at the moment. So I’m grateful for that relationship in that area and I focus on that," she said.
"But that was a big thing where so many people advised me, 'Don’t go to the White House.' And that didn’t make sense to me because, I was like, if someone can get out of prison and get their life back versus my reputation of going to the White House... When there is only one person on this planet that can make the decision and that would be the president," she added.
The reality TV star was invited back to the White House in June this year at a criminal justice reform event where she touted her partnership with the ride-sharing company Lyft which will help provide former inmates with transportation services.
Although Trump introduced her as a "great friend" before the event started, Kim said in the latest interview that it did not mean that she did not disagree with the president on some of his policies.
One of the policies that she took issue with was Trump's zero-tolerance policy when it came to illegal immigrants.
"I focus on prison reform and the President has done amazing things in prison reform. I will also speak up when I feel like something is not how I feel like the world should be and that could be immigration or other things," she said.