Wendy Williams on Kim Kardashian meeting Trump: She is 'unsatisfied with her marriage'
The reality TV queen had recently met with the president, senior adviser Jared Kushner and other officials to discuss prison reform.
A girl cannot speak with the president to try and improve prison reform issues, without someone trying to drag her down.
Most of us were surprised when reality queen Kim Kardashian visited the White House on Wednesday to have a discussion with President Donald Trump about prison reform and sentencing, specifically focusing on Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother currently serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug-related crime and was not eligible for parole.
However, Kim is using her platform to not only throw light on important issues but also take action and that is commendable.
Leave it to gossip queen Wendy Williams to rain on that parade. The outspoken talk show host taunted the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star by asking, “Kim why don’t you do something closer to home, like mental health,” taking a direct dig at her husband Kanye West's recent outbursts.
However, when the audience members who were in the studio on May 31 laughed at the remark, she said that she was not joking and further added, "I applaud anything she’s doing in terms of making things better for somebody else… Good for you, Kim!” The condescension dripping from your statements say otherwise, Wendy!
Wendy calling "the whole thing about pardoning Ms. Johnson" "cute" is yet another clear indication of that. She further ridiculed the fashion mogul by saying she should be more like older sister Kourtney – who had recently visited DC to speak about updating cosmetic regulations - and stick to the things she is familiar with.
Wendy also speculated on her show that the only reason Kim is taking up these new causes is because she is “bored with her money and unsatisfied with her marriage.”
When the audience members audibly gasped at this statement, the no-filter host asked, “You come here to hear it straight, right?”
But is it Wendy just being "straight," I can't help but hear a twang of jealousy in these statements: "You know what? Here's my thing. She wants prison reform and that's what she's there for. She has 100 million followers on social media. I hate to say it, but her voice is more influential, apparently, than a lot of politicians out here trying to do the one two shuffles. Her voice is more influential than yous or mes."
Kim had travelled to Washington D.C. to meet with the senior members of the Trump administration and the president himself to advocate for the pardoning of Alice, who has served more than 20 years in prison with no possibility of parole.
On the day that she set out to meet the president, Kim had tweeted, "Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you,” along with a prayer hands emoji.
While the exact details of the meeting still remain a mystery, Kim did tweet a thank you to the president post the meeting, for giving her his time and reiterated her sincere hope that Alice would be granted clemency by him.
Further, 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.”
President Trump, too had tweeted about the meeting, wherein he posted a photo of a grave KKW in the Oval Office along with the caption, "Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing."
We can only hope – unlike Wendy – that Kim's efforts at getting Alice out of prison would not be futile.