Heh, heh. I suspect that President Trump is a sucker for the pleas put forth by attractive women. It didn’t take him long to do exactly what Kim Kardashian (West) wanted him to do.
Now let’s see if Trump can make a short, fat Korean Kim happy on June 12 in Singapore.
There’s a video of the happy black woman thanking Trump embedded at the end of this post. She seems sincere and has pledged not to let anyone down.
President Trump has signed a commutation for Alice Johnson, currently serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense, according to a source with direct knowledge. The Washington Post first reported last night that he had been considering pardoning Johnson.
The details: Johnson’s cause was championed last week at the White House by Kim Kardashian West. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who pushed for Johnson’s pardon, had been in contact with Kardashian West over the past several months on the issue. Per a source familiar, White House counsel Don McGahn is skeptical of the merits of pardoning Johnson.
The big picture: This is part of a broader effort led by Jared Kushner to highlight the issue of prison reform — particularly focused on nonviolent offenders.
More about Johnson’s crime, per Mic, who first reported on Kardashian West’s conversations with Kushner: “Johnson was convicted and sentenced to life without parole in 1996 for her role facilitating communications in a cocaine trafficking operation in Memphis, Tennessee.”
“Johnson told Mic that she initially became involved in drug trafficking due to significant financial hardship after a string of unfortunate events in her life. She lost her job at FedEx due to a gambling addiction, her son was killed in a motorcycle accident and her marriage ended in divorce.”
The context: Trump has been on a high-profile clemency spree, issuing several pardons, including former sheriff Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby, Navy sailor Kristian Saucier, boxing champion Jack Johnson, and right-wing pundit Dinesh D’Souza.
CNN provides Alice Marie Johnson’s reaction to the President’s action.
“I feel like my life is starting over again,” an emotional Johnson told reporters outside the prison in Aliceville.
Trump commuted the first-time nonviolent drug offender’s life sentence on Wednesday, one week after Kardashian pleaded her case in an Oval Office meeting with the President.
Johnson admitted that she didn’t know much about Kardashian before the starlet became involved in her case. But, over time, they formed a bond, and Kardashian was the one to break the clemency news to Johnson in a phone call with her lawyers.
“I started screaming, and crying and jumping. I think I lost it for a moment,” Johnson recalled.
“I want to tell Kim, my angel, that you never gave up on me. You never gave up your fight. You were relentless and it has paid off beautifully for me and my family on this day.”
As for Trump, she said she wants him to know that she won’t let him down.
“I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life. And I will not disappoint the American public or the world that has so much faith in me,” Johnson told CNN.
“It means that someone finally saw me, someone finally heard me, someone had mercy on me — and that was President Trump, and so I’m so thankful for him and what he’s done.”
Watch a grateful black woman thank our leader.