Reality television star Kim Kardashian made an appearance Thursday at the White House, where she joined a group of stakeholders and supporters of the First Step Act at a criminal justice event in the East Room.
The 38-year-old lawyer-to-be visited the White House on Thursday 13 June and announced a new ride-sharing partnership which will provide former inmates with transport to job interviews as well as to and from work, People reports.
Following the announcement, Kardashian thanked Trump and said witnessing "the compassion that he's had for criminal justice has been really remarkable".More news: Samsung's Mid-Range A-series Phones Are Coming to the US
"[Criminal justice reform] is so important, so needed and I just want to thank the president for really standing behind this issue", Kardashian added. After visiting prisoners, Kim said, "My heart just completely opened up and I wanted to do more".
President Donald Trump pronounced himself a fan of Kardashian West's advocacy, declaring, "I guess she's pretty popular".
Donning her poker straight hair, Kim Kardashian dressed in a black pant suit and also spoke at length about what she's doing to help former inmates and introduced a new ride-share programme for them. Jones, who was also present during the spring White House meeting, told Vogue that Kardashian's appeal to the president was "the most effective, emotionally intelligent intervention that I've ever seen in American politics". Keeping up her track record of Very Good Suits, today's look included a strong-shouldered teal jacket with wide lapels. Speaking briefly and holding back tears, Sanders said that she would continue to be an "outspoken" and loyal supporter of the president. I plead the case of Alice Johnson, who the president granted clemency to. She took to the podium after several former inmates shared stories about facing hardship after their releases.More news: Elon Musk: Tesla is not dealing with a demand problem
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue got a dose of Kardashian glam when Kim Kardashian paid the president a visit today.
White House officials have been working to make sure that prisoners released early because of the passage of the First Step Act have the tools and jobs they need to successfully adjust to life outside prison.
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