Kim Kardashian says she’s grateful for Donald Trump’s administration
Kim Kardashian is standing by her decision to work and cooperate with Donald Trump’s administration. Even though her friends warned her that it would tarnish her reputation, she is firm on working with Trump to help in prison reform.
The 39-year-old opened up in front of David Letterman on his Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. There, Letterman really grilled Kim Kardashian with a lot of hard-hitting questions regarding her work with the Trump administration. In her answers, Kardashian refused to say anything bad about the 45th President, even as Letterman repeatedly questioned her.
Kim Kardashian went against the advice of many before teaming up with Donald Trump for Prison reform
Kardashian said that it was worth going against her friends’ and family’s advice for the sake of police reform. Because of her role, Trump commuted the life sentence of Alice Johnson, who was convicted for a non-violent drug offense without the possibility of parole. That is the reason for her first visit to Trump’s White House back in 2018, as she told Letterman:
Trust me, everyone called me and said, ‘Don’t you dare step foot in that White House or your reputation is done’. And I said, ‘I have to step foot in there or these people’s lives don’t have a chance’. Hopefully, for the next multiple administrations, I’ll be working with the White House, helping them with clemencies.’
What was slightly surprising was that Kim Kardashian did not acknowledge any of Trump’s shortcomings in terms of his behavior. Letterman asked her:
But see, your good work is overwhelming. It’s a positive force that diminishes what I consider to be unacceptable behavior by the president. But do you feel that what is being done on behalf of sentencing reform now via this current administration in any way allows the balance of democracy back in a corridor of viability?
In response to that, Kim Kardashian said:
‘Well, I have no idea what you just said.’
Letterman said in response:
I’m grateful for what you’re doing, but it doesn’t make me feel any better about the current administration.
Kim Kardashian knows who she is voting for
In response, Kardashian only said that she understands how he feels. But, did not dive further into her stance. Letterman tried to grill her on her stance of supporting Trump, but she continued to deflect. She was ‘grateful’ for Trump’s role and she’s solely focused on her goals. Moreover, Kim Kardashian also refused to reveal who she was voting for, as she said without elaborating further:
I know who I’m voting for.
She believes the cause outweighs her reputation
Furthermore, Netflix shot this interview before Kim Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West announced his Presidential bid. She has also previously said that she voted for Hillary Clinton back in 2016. Last year, Kardashian admitted that she knew what she was getting into. However, she believed her cause was way more important than what the media would say about her:
I was like, if someone can get out of prison and get their life back versus my reputation of going to the White House – when there is only one person on this planet that can make the decision and that would be the president – and that was even a question for the media, that just absolutely didn’t make sense to me.
However, Trump’s high reliance on right-wing politics is still deeply concerning. After the President refused to condemn white supremacists and how he mishandled the George Floyd killing protests, it begs the question that is reform against a system more important than voting out the very person who empowers the people responsible for the oppression in that system? What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below.