Kim Kardashian opened up about her White House meeting with President Trump to discuss the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother who is currently serving a life sentence for a first-time nonviolent drug offense.
"I think that he really spent the time to listen to our case that we were making for Alice,” Kardashian said in an interview with Mic following the meeting. “He really understood, and I am very hopeful that this will turn out really positively.”
Kardashian has been working to free Johnson after being moved by her story last year. Since taking up the fight, she has covered the legal fees of Johnson as she works to get her released. She has been discussing the case with Jared Kushner whose focus as of late is prison reform.
"I went in, me and Shawn, to really talk to the president about Alice Johnson and really explain to him why she would be such a good person to grant clemency to,” she said. “The president seems to have a passion for what everything that Jared has been trying to do, and that just makes me happy that that conversation is just moving forward.”
While the meeting with Trump was met with criticism, Kardashian says that she is fighting for Johnson.
“It was just that simple connection,” Kardashian said. “I don’t have a personal experience with prison myself, but I believe in family, and her family was torn apart by choices that she made 21 and a half years ago.”