After Kanye West expressed support for President Donald Trump, liberals lost their minds as the rap icon threw a wrench in the narrative that Trump is a racist who should be despised.
That scenario could be about to play out again as West’s wife — reality TV-star and social icon Kim Kardashian West — is set to visit the White House on Wednesday to speak with the president and senior adviser Jared Kushner on the topic of prison reform, according to Vanity Fair.
Kardashian has reportedly been speaking with Kushner for months ahead of this meeting, during which she is expected to request a pardon from the president for an elderly woman who received a life sentence without parole for a first-time drug offense.
That woman is 62-year-old Alice Johnson, a great-grandmother who has already served 21 years behind bars and whose story came to Kardashian’s attention early this year while scrolling through social media.
The reality star reached out to Ivanka Trump about the issue, who in turn put Kardashian in contact with 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 said in an interview with Mic earlier this month. “That’s such a huge step from where we started with that not even being on their radar.”
“If you think about a decision that you’ve made in your life and you get life without the possibility of parole for your first-time nonviolent offense, there’s just something so wrong with that,” she continued.
As to what she would say once she had the opportunity to speak with the president, Kardashian said, “I would explain to him that, just like everybody else, we can make choices in our lives that we’re not proud of and that we don’t think through all the way.”
Vanity Fair noted that Kardashian will not be accompanied on her White House visit by her reality show camera crew or her co-star sisters, nor will Kanye be with her — though it is rumored he will be hosted at the White House in the near future.
Instead, Kardashian will be accompanied by her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, who worked with the Kim’s father, Robert Kardashian, as part of the “dream team” of attorneys representing O.J. Simpson at his infamous murder trial.
Along with the request for a pardon of Johnson, Kardashian is expected to discuss other issues associated with prison reform, an issue that Kushner personally supports given the experience of his father, Robert Kushner, who served federal time from 2005 to 2006 for tax evasion, illegal campaign contributions and witness tampering. The elder Kushner was able to leave his federal prison 10 months early and compete his sentence in a New Jersey halfway house.
Kushner was instrumental in garnering bipartisan support among Congress for a piece of prison reform legislation known as the First Step Act, which will incentivize job training and drug treatment programs for inmates in a bid to better prepare them to reenter society after serving their time.
It would also allow more options for non-violent offenders nearing the end of their sentences, such as completion of their sentence in a halfway house or home confinement. The bill passed the House by a vote of 360-59 and Trump vowed to sign it if it ends up on his desk.
While the cause that Kardashian is promoting in her White House visit is certainly a commendable one — and one the liberal media is generally quite supportive of — it will be interesting to see if they lash out at her nonetheless for having the audacity to speak with the president they despise so much.
Kardashian will be exposing to the general public a side of Trump the liberal media never dare reveal — one that is reasonable and open to fighting injustices and righting wrongs.
That could serve a devastating blow to the consistent anti-Trump narrative perpetuated by the media, and is one that could have a lasting effect given the immense popularity of Kardashian among people who typically don’t follow the ins and outs of politics and generally rely solely on the mainstream media for their opinions.
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