Kardashian West, woman Trump freed say they won't stop now

Lewis Collier
June 14, 2018

The reality TV star's sister, Khloe Kardashian, appeared in 2009 on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice", then hosted by Trump, but got the boot halfway through the season.

Not long ago, an imprisoned Alice Johnson didn't know who Kim Kardashian West was. "And he laughed, and it broke the ice".

Regarding her controversial Oval Office meeting with the president, Kim said it was an inspiring experience not rooted in politics, but rather in people - one person, specifically, who she believed did not belong in prison.

Johnson was convicted in 1996 of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine and spent a third of her life in prison.

Johnson, 63, and Kardashian West had spoken previously by phone, including when Kardashian West told Johnson she'd be released.

"We spoke about Alice".

Speaking about the phone call Kim made to tell her she can go home, Alice says: "I went into full fledge Pentecostal holy dance". She added that Trump, with whom she has clashed politically, "had compassion for her right away; he felt like it was the right thing to do".

Johnson's commutation was a remarkable about-face from Trump, who spent much of his 2016 campaign using tough-on-crime rhetoric.

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"Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades", the White House said in a statement.

Trump wished Johnson a "wonderful life" in a tweet following her release.

Johnson's attorney shared photos from the meeting on Facebook. "This is just insane - just the history in this one room".

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She said a simple thank you to Kardashian West isn't enough.

"My family's always really supportive. Are you ready to go home?" "Maybe you shouldn't go'".

So did all this mean a career shift for Kardashian, who has a reality show, a makeup and fragrance line and several other businesses under her belt?

"I can't stop. I can't stop", Johnson said. "I love this lady", Johnson said in response as they embraced. She's working on living out her thank you by helping others.

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