Kim Kardashian West has dismissed any suggestions that she’d been used as a ‘political pawn’ by Donald Trump after he agreed to commute the sentence of a first-time drug offender serving life in jail.
The reality star, who has championed prison reform, made a personal plea in the Oval Office for the president to commute the life sentence of Alice Johnson, 63.
And on Wednesday, Kardashian thanked Trump and Jared Kushner for their ‘compassion’ after the grandmother was finally freed, tweeting it was the ‘BEST NEWS EVER!!!!’.
On Thursday, the mother-of-three brushed off claims that Trump had only granted Johnson’s release because her endorsement gave him ‘legitimacy.’
‘I think Kanye has already given him legitimacy,’ she said, referring to her husband’s many tweets and vocal support for the president, in an interview on CNN. ‘And I was working on this before, so I don’t think I would be used.
‘And at the end of the day, he heard me out. We got the job done. So what could he really use me for?’