Donald Trump Says He Had a 'Great Meeting' with Kim Kardashian as They Pose in Oval Office
"Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you," Kim Kardashian West said from the Oval Office
The president, 71, shared a photo of him and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star, 37, on Twitter Wednesday following their meeting. “Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing,” Trump tweeted, along with a portrait of the pair behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office.
Meanwhile, Kardashian West shared a photo of the presidential seal on the White House carpet with the caption: “Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you.”
The mother of three shared the same comment on Twitter in honor of the 62-year-old great-grandmother who was incarcerated in October 1996 for a first-time nonviolent drug offense after she helped facilitate communications in a drug trafficking case.
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Kardashian West has been helping campaign for Johnson’s presidential pardon.
“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 later tweeted.
“We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson’s future and hopeful that she —and so many like her—will get a second chance at life,” she wrote in a follow-up tweet.
In a personal essay published on CNN earlier this month, Johnson opened up about what Kardashian West’s help has meant to her, including the spotlight that has been placed on her case.
“Some refer to prison as a place where hope dies. Some days I’ve found that to be almost right,” Johnson wrote. “Each time that I’ve come close [to giving up], God has restored my faith.”
“So when the unlikely voices of Kim Kardashian West and Jared Kushner came together to shine a spotlight on my case, I could only thank God, for he works in mysterious ways,” she continued.
In late April, West, 40, called Trump “one of his favorite people,” also calling the commander-in-chief “my brother.”
“You don’t have to agree with trump [sic] but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother,” he tweeted. “I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”
West, who also showed off his autographed “Make America Great Again” hat, continued, “If your friend jumps off the bridge you don’t have to do the same. Ye being Ye is a fight for you to be you. For people In my life the idea of Trump is pretty much a 50 50 split but I don’t tell a Hillary supporter not to support Hillary I love Hillary too.”