Kim Kardashian West said she was “so happy” to be among like-minded people at the White House’s Second Chances Hiring event on Thursday intended to help former inmates reenter the workforce.
"These people want to work, they want the best outcome," Kardashian said in her remarks.
She thanked President Trump for supporting the effort.
Kim Kardashian West spoke at a White House event on felons re-entering the workforce: "These people want to work. They want the best outcome."— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2019
She thanked Pres. Trump for "standing behind this issue." https://t.co/qxkJEoRglF pic.twitter.com/4IZvth75xq
Specifically, Kardashian was proud to reveal a rideshare program she's helping lead that will give job seekers some assistance in those first stages.
.@KimKardashian: "I'm so happy to announce today that we have a rideshare partnership where formerly incarcerated people will be gifted gift cards so that they can get rides to and from job interviews." pic.twitter.com/d7hQU7sE3f— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 13, 2019
She sat next to Ivanka Trump during Thursday's ceremony and the two exchanged pleasantries on Twitter after the event.
Kardashian first struck up a relationship with the Trump administration last year, when she asked the president to consider commuting the sentence of Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old great grandmother who was serving life behind bars for a first-time drug offense. Trump was moved by her plight and in just a few months' time gave Johnson her second chance. She and Kardashian were over the moon. Since then, Kardashian and the White House have worked together to great success. Last December, Trump signed the First Step Act into law, which helps decrease recidivism rates through a series of reforms. Former prisoners can already attest how the legislation has helped them.
Kardashian has fielded questions about her friendship with the president, which is not a popular one in Hollywood. But when asked she calmly explains she has simply nothing bad to say about POTUS.
As we all know, her husband is a pretty big fan too.