President posts picture of himself with reality TV star after talks on ‘prison reform’
Donald Trump with Kim Kardashian at the White House on Wednesday.
Washington: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian met Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday for what the US president called talks on “prison reform.”
Kardashian entered the grounds of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue wearing a black suit and canary yellow stilettoes, an AFP photographer witnessed.
Donald Trump posted a picture of himself with Kardashian on Twitter. The tweet read: “Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.”
The 37-year-old was expected to meet aide Jared Kushner, who has spearheaded stuttering White House efforts at criminal justice reform.
Kardashian is known for her socialite TV persona, but has also called for the release of Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old who has been in prison for more than two decades for a nonviolent drug offence.
Fixing tough sentencing laws had been a priority of president Barack Obama’s administration, but he failed to win Congressional support, prompting a stream of presidential pardons and clemency actions.
Trump has so far taken a more hardline approach, advocating a “lock-em-up-and-throw-away-the-key” approach to criminal justice.
During his first year and half in office he has pardoned disgraced Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, a Trump supporter who was convicted of violating a court order to halt traffic patrols targeting immigrants.
He also pardoned vice president Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby.