Published: Fri, June 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump and Kim Kardashian Promote "Second Chance" Hiring for Former Prison Inmates

Trump and Kim Kardashian Promote

She's been a real friend and her husband has been a real friend of mine.

"After [the meeting] I really spent so much time going to different prisons, because I really had no connection to anybody on the inside", Kardashian said at Thursday's event.

President Donald Trump pronounced himself a fan of Kardashian West's advocacy, declaring, "I guess she's pretty popular". My heart just completely opened up and I wanted to do more.

He said: "I'd like to invite up a very special guest, and a powerful advocate for not only justice reform, but just a good person and I hear she's starting to study law, she's also one of the most successful people in the entertainment business, soon she'll be one of the most successful lawyers".

Eastern in the White House East Room.

For the occasion, the mobile mogul donned a very pricey look, wearing an oversized forest green double-breasted blazer ($925) and matching high-waisted virgin wool pants ($1,210) both by Vetements, the same high-end French brand she wore during her first visit with Trump.

"When former inmates come home the single most important action we can take is to help them find a really really good job, where they love the job and they're making a lot of money", Trump added.

Kardashian spoke after several men in prison spoke about how the program had helped them since getting out of prison.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Trump said his latest criminal justice proposal would aim to decrease recidivism and ensure that former prisoners are able to experience "the dignity of work".

Despite publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, Kardashian has shown a willingness to work with Trump, and has credited her interactions with the administration for her newly found role as an activist. I plead the case of Alice Johnson, who the president granted clemency to.

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue got a dose of Kardashian glam when Kim Kardashian paid the president a visit today. It helps those serving extended sentences for nonviolent offenses to petition for early release.

Democratic strategists are accusing Trump as using criminal justice reform as a way of telling white people that they won't be voting for a racist, and Kardashian is playing right into their hands.

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