What a difference less than two weeks ago Johnson was serving a life sentence for a drug conviction and now this.
The encounter was filmed by NBC as part of a segment that aired Thursday morning on the "Today" show.
Cape Town - Kim Kardashian has officially met Alice Marie Johnson - the woman she fought clemency for.
"While this administration will always be very tough on crime, it believes that those who have paid their debt to society and worked hard to better themselves while in prison deserve a second chance", the White House said in a statement about Trump's decision. "'You can go home now". Are you ready to go home?' When she said that, I went into full fledge Pentecostal holy dance! "As soon as I found out who she was, I started getting every magazine I could find. I'm telling you, I was dancing, I was dancing, I was jumping, I was screaming, I was doing everything".
"Kim, what did it sound like from your end?" "I did not know her name". "I've lived it. I've walked with 'em".
The great-grandmother went on to describe hearing the news of her commutation as "a moment [she] will never forget".
She explained she was in a dark place because she was unable to provide for her children, which led to her involvement with "illegal activities". But she said the president immediately showed compassion for Johnson. "I know that many people experience tragedy, and they don't get involved in illegal activities".
This will be the first time the KKW beauty mogul will meet with Johnson, but the 63-year-old said that she first heard the news of her commutation from Kardashian.
The clemency came after Kim hired a team of attorneys to investigate Alice's case after coming across it on Twitter. "I started reading everything that I could about her, and everyone was amazed and I was amazed, too".
More than a dozen people were lined up across the home where Kardashian and Johnson met. "We had been in talks and working on this for seven months and it wasn't an instant thing", she said in defense. Trump even recently proposed executing drug dealers responsible for trafficking large quantities of drugs.
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