Kim Kardashian Attends White House, Announces Initiative To Help Inmates Get Jobs

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

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, right, sit with Kim Kardashian West, who is among the celebrities who have advocated for criminal justice reform, as they listen to President Donald Trump speak about second chance hiring in the East Room of the White House, Thursday June 13, 2019, in Washington.

He announced that the Federal Bureau of Prisons will begin to work with employers to help those leaving jail have a job lined up when they get out and the expansion of the Pell Grant Pilot program so more inmates can take college classes.

"It's really is such an honor to be here. 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". "I'm so excited to announce some exciting things", Kardashian West said in the video. After visiting prisoners, she said, "My heart just completely opened up and I wanted to do more".

President Donald Trump pronounced himself a fan of Kardashian West's advocacy, declaring, "I guess she's pretty popular".

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.

"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", Kim explained on Twitter while en route to the White House.

In May of previous year, Kardashian West met with President Trump in the Oval Office to talk about prison reform and clemency for Alice Marie Johnson.

Kardashian West has been to the White House several times to discuss criminal justice reform issues and successfully lobbied Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving life without parole for drug offences.

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.

In September, she returned to the White House for a second visit as she spearheaded efforts to seek clemency for another nonviolent drug offender, Chris Young.

Meanwhile Kim, 38, is now studying law and she has insisted she is very "serious" about it.

"You can create your own lanes, just as I am".



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