Kim Kardashian visited the White House on Thursday for a criminal justice reform event where she spoke about a new initiative aimed at helping former inmates get jobs out of prison.
This is in relation to the criminal justice reform legislation, President Donald Trump signed in December, last year.
Before announcing a proposal, Kardashian West said she was inspired to help formerly incarcerated people reenter society. “These people want to work. They want the best outcome,” she said.
“I’m so happy to announce today that we have a ride-share partnership where formerly incarcerated people will be gifted gift cards so that they can get rides to and from job interview, to and from jobs, and family members,” Kim said.
She thanked Mr. Trump for his “compassion” in his dedication to reforming criminal justice.
Trump has had a long-standing relationship with the Kardashian family and identifies as a friend of the late Robert Kardashian, father to Kim Kardashian and a member of O.J. Simpson’s legal team.
Kim is now studying law and working as an assistant to two attorneys, with the goal of becoming a lawyer.
“She’s going to be one of the most successful lawyers, I hate to tell all my lawyers back there,” Trump said of Kardashian. “I knew her father and I know she has good genes. She’s been a good friend and her husband has been a good friend of mine.”
Kardashian has become a strong proponent of criminal justice reform in recent months. Her advocacy on the issue was on display during an Oval Office meeting with President Trump last May, when she spoke on behalf of first-time nonviolent drug offender Alice Marie Johnson. Trump subsequently commuted Johnson’s prison sentence.
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