President Donald Trump has met with reality TV star Kim Kardashian West as she visited the White House to advocate on behalf of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offences.
Trump is confirming the meeting — as he often does — via Twitter, writing, “Great meeting with KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.”
He included a picture of the two in the Oval Office.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
Kardashian West has been urging Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, 63, who has spent more than two decades behind bars and is not eligible for parole.
In an interview with Mic, Kardashian West said she’d been moved by Johnson’s story after seeing a video by the news outlet.
“I think that she really deserves a second chance at life,” Kardashian told Mic. “I’ll do whatever it takes to get her out.”
Kardashian West had also been expected to meet with Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, who is overseeing the administration’s push to overhaul the nation’s prison system.
Kardashian West’s husband, rapper Kanye West, sparked a social media maelstrom earlier this month with his support for Trump.