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

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"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 interviews, to and from jobs, family members".

"It really is an honor to be here", Kardashian said.

"I'd gotten to the place in in my life where I wanted to make a difference. And I believe they have been pushed a bit by Kim Kardashian", President Trump said. My heart just completely opened up and I wanted to do more.

"I hear she's starting to study law".

Kardashian has been to the White House several times to chat with the president about criminal justice reform. Eastern in the White House East Room.

She had earlier tweeted to say: "I am heading to the White House to speak at the second chance hiring and reentry event", adding in another tweet that she was 'honored to be a part of the announcement that the administration and the private sector are stepping up to create opportunities for these men and women to succeed once home'.

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After hearing from a handful of individuals - including two former inmates - Trump introduced the reality star, calling her "a powerful advocate for not only justice reform but just a good person". Keeping up her track record of Very Good Suits, today's look included a strong-shouldered teal jacket with wide lapels.

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

She successfully lobbied Mr Trump to grant Ms Johnson clemency and has since been studying law under the tutelage of lawyers Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney of the bipartisan criminal justice reform group #cut50 ever since.

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.

She next discussed visiting prisons, meeting with inmates and learning about their personal stories, which inspired her to pursue a law degree and work to help prisoners and newly released ex-cons find opportunities and jobs in communities.

She also quietly bankrolled a successful campaign to free 17 federal inmates serving life sentences for low-level drug crimes.

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