Kim Kardashian Applauds Trump's 'Compassion' for Criminal Justice

Kim Kardashian West who is among the celebrities who have advocated for criminal justice reform speaks during an event on second chance hiring with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House Thursday

Kim Kardashian West who is among the celebrities who have advocated for criminal justice reform speaks during an event on second chance hiring with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House Thursday

Mr. Trump joked she was "the highest paid assistant". He called her a "great friend".

Jackson and Haney praised the legislation and said its effects will make a real difference for former offenders.

Prior to meeting with Trump last spring, Kardashian was in regular contact with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner regarding their efforts to help pass the First Step Act, which pitched an overhaul of the criminal justice system and was signed into law by Trump in December. "I wanted to do the right thing", she said. After visiting prisoners, Kim said, "My heart just completely opened up and I wanted to do more".

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has since registered with the California State Bar to study law to become a fully-fledged lawyer. Eastern in the White House East Room.

"I'm so happy to announce today that we have a ride-share partnership where formerly incarcerated people will be gifted gift cards so that they can get rides to and from job interview, to and from jobs, family members", Kardashian West said. Speaking briefly and holding back tears, Sanders said that she would continue to be an "outspoken" and loyal supporter of the president.

"But I knew her father and I'll tell you, she's got good genes - good genes for everything".

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Kardashian spoke after several men in prison spoke about how the program had helped them since getting out of prison. Together, they're working to give former inmates accessible transportation options so that they can go to job interviews.

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 pled the case of Alice Johnson who the president granted clemency". Trump subsequently commuted Johnson's prison sentence.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, Calif.

The news came just a month after it was revealed that Kim had also offered to pay the rent of Matthew Charles, a former inmate who was released from prison after serving 20 years of his 35-year sentence for non-violent drug and weapon charges.

When taking to the stage, Kim said that it was an honour for her to be there. "Seeing the passion he has for criminal justice has been really remarkable".

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