Kim Kardashian is here today according to the New York Post’s Page Six:
Kim Kardashian is traveling to Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday to meet with Alice Marie Johnson, whose life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense she helped commute with an appeal to President Trump, according to a report.
The 37-year-old reality TV star is set to visit NBC’s “Today” show along with Johnson on Thursday, Us Weekly reported.
Kardashian and her team had worked to free the first-time offender, who last week said “that only God could have touched Kim Kardashian’s heart like that and we have connected.”
Kardashian, who broke the news about the commutation to Johnson in a tearful phone call, said she “felt this connection” to the 63-year-old grandmother when she learned about her story.
“She lost her longtime job, got a divorce, her son died,” she said on CNN. “Everything was going so bad for her, and she got desperate.”
Kardashian met Trump in the Oval Office to make her pitch to get Johnson released.
“I knew that if I have this meeting, I can’t go in there and talk about all the policies that I don’t agree with,” she said.
After learning of Johnson’s commutation on June 6, Kardashian tweeted: “Best news ever!!!! So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion and contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson.”
Johnson, who was jailed in 1996 for drug trafficking, has said she turned her life around in the slammer and decided that she wasn’t “going to just do time or let time do me.”