Celebrity Kim Kardashian West on Wednesday blasted the mainstream media for failing to cover President Donald Trump's criminal justice reform policies. The First Step Act was a public policy win for the president, especially considering Democrats tout criminal justice reform as one of their issues.
With the First Step Act, President Trump commuted Alice Marie Johnson's sentence. She was serving a life sentence for a first time, nonviolent drug offense.
Kardashian West met with President Trump about Johnson back in 2018. A couple days after the meeting, Johnson's sentence was commuted. Now, she's working with Kardashian West and Cut 50, Van Jones' criminal justice reform group, to advocate for changes to the criminal justice system.
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star traveled to the White House with Johnson, Crystal Munoz, Judith Negron and Tynice Hall to discuss what changes need to be made on the criminal justice front.
Today Alice, Crystal, Judith, Tynice and I, along with the @cut_50 team will be at the White House bringing light to these women and discuss more change that our justice system desperately needs!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 4, 2020
TODAY @KimKardashian is helping formerly incarcerated women go from the jail house to the White House. Always blown away by @JessicaJackson, @EdyHaney & the @cut_50 & @REFORM crews. I hope @realDonaldTrump keeps granting clemencies & pardons to sisters like this. #FightDifferent https://t.co/6P02cCQMNN— Van Jones (@VanJones68) March 4, 2020
White House here we come!!! pic.twitter.com/exif6oZ6sl— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 4, 2020
Kardashian West took to Twitter to give a bit of background on each of the women and how the First Step Act positively made a difference in their lives.
President Trump commuted the sentences of three really deserving women. I didn’t hear much about it in the news so I wanted to share with you their stores! I have the pleasure of spending the day with these women today along with @AliceMarieFree who helped to pick these women— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 4, 2020
Crystal Munoz was sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to posses & distribute marijuana. She left behind a five month old baby & was pregnant. Crystal was shackled by prison guards during the birth of her second daughter. Her case was highlighted in the First Step Act. pic.twitter.com/8iVyEeoMTT— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 4, 2020
Crystal case was highlighted in the First Step Act which banned the degrading and inhumane treatment of shackling female prisoners during childbirth.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 4, 2020
Judith Negron was sentenced to 35 years in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud. After trial she received the longest sentence ever given to a female for a white collar crime. A mother, she left behind two young sons. This was Judith’s first ever offense. pic.twitter.com/4dQHJikOjp— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 4, 2020
Wardens and staff alike spoke glowingly of the incredible contributions Judith made to the prison while incarcerated.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 4, 2020
Tynice Hall was sentenced to 35 years in prison for a first time non violent drug conspiracy. Her boyfriend at the time used her house for his illegal drug activities. She was only 22 years old when she went to prison and left behind a 3 year old son. pic.twitter.com/Miu2JIiU6N— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 4, 2020
Tynice rehabilitated herself and prepared for a future outside of prison by completing numerous classes and becoming certified in various trades.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 4, 2020
How amazing is @AliceMarieFree for being so involved and now helping to free other women!!!!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 4, 2020
It's not surprising the mainstream media isn't covering this. After all, Democrats have long-touted criminal justice reform as one of their "go-to" topics. Instead of talking about it President Trump has delivered. Covering these stories would mean they would have to praise the president, and we all know how the left feels about that.