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Reality star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian met with US president Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday for a meeting discussing prison reform and the pardon of a first-time drug offender serving a life sentence without parole.
Following the meeting, Trump tweeted a photo of himself with Kim Kardashian in the Oval Office.
“Great meeting with [Kim Kardashian] today, talked about prison reform and sentencing,” Mr Trump tweeted.
Kardashian, who left the White House in an SUV parked inside the White House grounds, which CNN notes is an unusual level of access and courtesy provided since most VIP guests have to walk through a gate before they are able to get to their vehicles.
“I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon.
“It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offence,” Kardashian wrote on Twitter after the visit.
Kardashian’s interest in the subject was sparked by a viral video posted by Mic, which described the difficult circumstances and case facing Johnson, a great-grandmother.
Alice Marie Johnson has been in prison for 21 years for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. pic.twitter.com/VFe29D2ve8
— Mic (@mic) October 23, 2017
After the meeting, Kim went to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s DC hom and was seen conversing with the first Daughter and her husband.