Kim Kardashian takes center stage at White House criminal justice event

Lester Mason
June 14, 2019

Kim Kardashian speaks alongside US President Donald Trump during a second chance hiring and criminal justice reform event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 13, 2019.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star then took the stage to announce a ride share partnership where former prisoners are given gift cards so that they can rides to and from interviews.

She had earlier tweeted to say: "I am heading to the White House to speak at the second chance hiring and reentry event", adding in another tweet that she was 'honored to be a part of the announcement that the administration and the private sector are stepping up to create opportunities for these men and women to succeed once home'.

On her Instagram Stories, the Kimoji CEO explained the reason for her visit: "Since the passage of the First Step Act in December, I've been speaking with people coming home from prison and learning about the challenges they are facing", she wrote.

"I think she's pretty popular", Trump said as she left the podium, calling her remarks "beautiful".

It all happened as the reality TV star met with the US President at the White House.

"She's going to be one of the most successful lawyers, I hate to tell all my lawyers back there", Trump said of Kardashian.

Kardashian-West is now studying to become a criminal justice lawyer.

After hearing from a handful of individuals - including two former inmates - Trump introduced the reality star, calling her "a powerful advocate for not only justice reform but just a good person".

Kim Kardashian West attended a criminal justice event at the White House on Thursday and unveiled a new ride-sharing partnership for formerly incarcerated people following their re-entry to society.

"My whole journey with criminal justice reform started about a year ago when I came to see the president after speaking to Ivanka and Jared who really fought for me to get here", Kim said. I plead the case of Alice Johnson, who the president granted clemency to. "I'm at the place in my life where I wanted to make a difference but I didn't know how or what to do".

Johnson was sentenced to life in prison in 1997 for committing a first-time nonviolent drug crime in Memphis.

Reports indicate that Kim Kardashian West will be in attendance.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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