American reality television personality and famed pop culture icon Kim Kardashian is going to the White House.
No, this isn’t the newest episode in her “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” show, but a real meeting between her, members of the Trump administration and President Trump.
As Daily Wire reports, Kardashian will not be accompanied by her sisters or her camera crew and will be instead focusing her time to discuss prison reform.
She will also reportedly suggest a federal pardon from the president for 62-year-old Alice Johnson.
Per Daily Wire:
According to a report from Vanity Fair, Kardashian has been working with her lawyer for months in preparation for the White House meeting. Kardashian will first meet with White House Advisor Jared Kushner, who has been focused heavily on prison reform, and then meet up with President Trump, most likely in the Oval Office.
Sending a signal that she is serious, the intensely public star will not have “Keeping Up with the Kardashian” cameras with her, nor her sisters. She will reportedly be hosted by First Daughter Ivanka Trump and Kushner for dinner later Wednesday night.
Kardashian is expected to ask Mr. Trump for the pardon of Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old grandmother who is 21 years into a life sentence for a first-time drug offense. According to Page Six, the reality star stumbled upon Johnson’s story via Twitter earlier in the year and reached out to Ivanka, who then directed Kardashian to her husband.
“I’ve been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the president’s desk and figure out how we can get her out,” Kardashian previously said, per the report.
Kushner has focused his efforts while in the administration to reform prisons because of his father’s experience with the system. According to the Daily Wire report, Kushner’s father was imprisoned for “charges of tax evasion, illegal campaign contributions, and witness tampering.” Kushner’s subsequent dedication to reform the system has been met with some success:
Among the actions Kushner has taken to make progress on prison reform is bringing religious leaders and law enforcement officials to the White House to address the issue, holding a series of meetings and hosting dinners with “key Washington power players,” and promoting the bipartisan First Step Act, which offers programs to help inmates be more prepared for civilian life and gives nonviolent offenders more options on how to finish out their sentences, including in home confinement and halfway houses.
“If we can start showing that we can make the prisons more purposeful and more effective at lowering the recidivism rate over time, that may help the people who are trying to make the argument for sentencing reform,” Kushner said in early May.
Trump, in turn, promised: “Get a bill to my desk, and I will sign it.”
President Trump recently shared the headlines with Kardashian’s husband, rapper and music producer Kanye West.
West broke with traditional Hollywood-ism in expressing support for Trump over social media and said he was a “free thinker.” He said he did not wish to bow to the media’s agenda and said “the mob can’t make me not love him,” among other things. West also said he and Trump were both “dragon energy” and called Trump his “brother.”
West tweeted, “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. 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.”
You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. 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.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
“Thank you Kanye, very cool!” the U.S. president responded.
Thank you Kanye, very cool! https://t.co/vRIC87M21X
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2018