President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian met at the White House to discuss prison reform. That is a surreal sentence that would have seemed inconceivable just two years ago, but because we live in the upside down world, such is life.
Literally no one would have called on these two reality stars to discuss such an important and nuanced topic, but since Trump managed to dog whistle his way into the White House, he’s the boss when it comes to who is welcome at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
For her part, Kardashian has dipped her toe into the realm of prison reform by advocating for the release of Alice Marie Johnson. The 62-year-old great-grandmother is currently serving a life sentence in Alabama for money laundering and drug conspiracy related to her involvement in a cocaine ring. The 1997 charges were Johnson’s first.
This is so unfair… https://t.co/W3lPINbQuy
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 26, 2017
Kardashian has also been a part of efforts to free Cyntoia Brown, a 30-year-old Tennessee woman who is serving a life sentence for murder. Brown insists that the 43-year-old man she killed when she was 16 had been keeping her as a sex slave.
The Keeping up with the Kardashians star added her platform to the #FreeCyntoiaBrown social media campaign and took it a step further by having superstar defense attorney Shawn Holley look into both Brown and Johnson’s cases.
The system has failed. It’s heart breaking to see a young girl sex trafficked then when she has the courage to fight back is jailed for life! We have to do better & do what’s right. I’ve called my attorneys yesterday to see what can be done to fix this. #FreeCyntoiaBrown pic.twitter.com/73y26mLp7u
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 21, 2017
And, of course, Donald Trump couldn’t wait to share a photo of their meeting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
And once the photos of the oval office meeting began making the rounds social media users had many thoughts.
KIM THONG UN
I’m screaming. pic.twitter.com/FPq1tgFOpn
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) May 31, 2018
Donald is wearing KKW Beauty foundation in Nonsensical Screaming Papaya and Kim is sporting creme lipstick in Kanye We Need to Talk pic.twitter.com/zYqZPUK8ka
— kyla (@whatkyIasaid) May 30, 2018
Kim Kardashian is not qualified nor knowledgeable enough to go to the White House… then again neither is the president
— Lily (@lilyy_76) May 30, 2018
You… the President of the United States…Consulted a woman who has no never been to prison will never go to prison…has no idea how the process works…on sentencing and prison reforms???that’s like me consulting a reality TV star on how to be president…oh wait…
— 5’7 Zayy (@zayydmv) May 30, 2018
Kim Kardashian posted a gracious message about the oval office meeting.
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.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 31, 2018
Details about the meeting and whether anyone will be pardoned have not been released. After the meeting, Kardashian reportedly headed to Ivanka and Jared Kushner’s DC home for a private dinner.