Kim Kardashian got Donald Trump to commute the sentences of three women

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Kim Kardashian has visited the Trump White House (all-white house) several times over the past few years. There are two times where she was photographed inside the White House – once in 2018, in the Oval Office with Donald Trump, and in 2019, when she took part in a press conference about justice reform and recidivism alongside Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump. Kim was the “celebrity face” of the movement to free Alice Marie Johnson from prison, and since then, Kim has 100% used her connections to the Trump and Kushner families to get what she wants, which is more pardons and commutations. I’m pretty sure Kim has been to the Trump White House several more times, which have not been publicized.

As I’ve said before… I don’t like or love the choices she’s made in aligning herself with the Trump administration, but I respect the fact that Kim has consciously made the choice to do these transactional exchanges: her coolness/celebrity in exchange for freeing women and raising awareness about an important cause. Kim was back at the White House this week for another exchange: Trump commuted the sentences of three more women, Judith Negron, Crystal Munoz and Tynice Nichole Hall. Here are the tweets from the White House & Ivanka:

Kim used the trip to highlight the women’s stories on Twitter (you can see all the tweets here):

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  1. Helen says:

    I will give her no props whatsoever. She can eff off to Wyoming and Kanye’s Kult Kompound.

    • Mish says:


      Also, he’s the 1st and only occupant of the WH who can do this because the far right racists are obedient serfs who put their nooses away for him. I normally reject Whataboutism, but President Obama releasing “drug dealers,” and “welfare/healthcare fraudsters,” would be excoriated nightly for this by Republicans and by the media.

      Also, don’t expect to see him grant Crystal Mason clemency who received a 5yr federal sentence for ‘voter fraud.’ She had been incarcerated for a tax crime as a tax preparer, served her fed sentence and when her mother encouraged her to go vote that day, she honestly thought she could.

      But no…the rightwing wants her as an example of look at all those minorities illegally voting..which happens 0.00000001 percent of the time.

      Meanwhile if you’re Republican and white and fabricate signatures for voter registration — you get probation and a fine.

    • EM says:

      This. Sorry but where is she when children are being ripped away from parents as well as thousands of the really bad things Ivanka, Jared, Donald are doing? Her actions give the administration “credibility” for doing great things. Unacceptable.

    • tiredTreaded says:

      Wow. Photogenic peasant women in an instagram post w Kim & the trump family. How original. yawn

  2. Aurora says:

    Of course Donald would do this favor for a fellow a White reality star. Numerous Black organizations fighting for the same cause for years have been largely ignored.

    • Helen says:

      Yep, he only does this because no other “cool” celebrity will give him the time of day. Do you think he ENJOYS being feted by Kid Rock? Hell no!

      • FHMom says:

        Good theory. Most of Hollywood won’t give him the time of day.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        what?! I’ll have you know he also has the world famous Chachi and Antonio Sabato Junior on his side!

        speaking of which, there was a “boo hoo poor me” article about how Sabato Jr’s acting prospects have completely dried up. not that he had a lot before…he worked steadily in TV movies, apparently, but now he can’t get a single gig in hollywood. all his reps/managers/agents dropped him. he works in construction in Florida.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      a “hot” white reality star.

      you know he wouldn’t give five minutes to someone like Mama June.

      a “hot” woman wants his attention, and in the twisted reality that is his mind, it’s because she wants him. his ego is flattered and that’s what drives ALL of his actions and behavior.

  3. Ronaldinhio says:

    I think that this is really good work and a development of Kim
    I am unsure of her fashion and many of her choices but not the moves she has been making toward educating herself and working for the good of others.
    This is what fame should do. Throw light on the plight of others, highlight injustice and leverage change. I’m glad to see her working alongside others to do this.

    • ZanB says:

      I agree. Very excited to see Kim use her fame used to help others. Ever since she was robbed in Paris, Kim has been projecting equality, decency and humanity.

    • Mish says:

      While I’m glad for the people being released and chuckle at her manipulation of such an egocentric sociopathic demented toddler destroying our country – it also turns my stomach.

      Leads me to wonder who wouldn’t she work with to extol her own manufactured virtues. Would Hitler be a bridge too far? If those Apprentice N-word tapes are ever released?

      I still think she’s not too different from both Trump and Kanye, just one more egomaniacal gaslighter. She’s well aware of her ‘culture vulture,’ moniker and resents it, summarily dismissing these issues – which is why she keeps doing it.

      She has little respect for Black women even though she and her sisters are raising several. In her mind, she wants all the adulation and cool of being associated with Black culture and she’s hoping her good deeds and black/minority release program via Trumputin silence her critics and even show them up. But she and kanye shaking tail feathers in King Bonespur’s face, negates most of the good intent. Because everyone knows all involved, are doing it for themselves and their own interests.

      Trumputin &Co, and Repugs, hysterically think this will at the very least nullify a portion of the Black vote. NO FOOLS that ain’t happening. Lmao.

      But just the fact that Trumplestiltskin and Stephen Miller may have that notion- makes me further rage loathe Kanye and Kim for orchestrating this gaslighting racist minstrel theater.

  4. 10KTurtle says:

    Donald does love to play the role of “king granting favors.” Good for these women, though.

  5. Nic919 says:

    A system where people are only released because a privileged person asked for a favour is no justice system at all. It may specifically free the three individual women but there are thousands in jail having been given unreasonable sentences who will never be released because the system is flawed.

    Actual criminal justice reform involves changing the system but KK is simply giving the orange idiot a photo op and an excuse to say he’s helped a few African Americans.

    • Maria says:


    • TheOtherSarah says:

      I couldn’t have said it better, @Nic919.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      exactly. I’d like to see her use her privilege to get those kids out of the cages at the border.

      but that would enrage his base of jingoistic bigoted idiots.

    • Esp.Lumiere says:

      Although true, doesn’t take away the fact that these three women now have a chance at a life. Use the bastard. People that are voting for him dont care about prison reform anyways.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Exactly. She’s angling for a political office in her future to legitimize herself.

    • Tate says:


    • Nic919 says:

      When you are at the mercy of an idiot king, you have no guarantee that anything is forever. If there is no legitimate justice system, the expectations of laws being followed are non existent.

      As the kleptocracy increases and only the rich get what they want, it won’t matter that a few people were freed because millions will suffer.

      Mussolini made the trains run on time… so let’s stop being stupid about what this really is.

  6. FHMom says:

    Good for her. It’s nice that she is looking after the interest of others. I’m completely baffled by the Trump connection, but whatever. Win -win for everyone.

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    “What would it take for me to get you and your followers to vote for me? Free more women? You got it sweet cheeks.”

  8. boredblond says:

    In the past there was a clemency panel that used civil rights attorneys among others, to review requests and present them to the prez..that was fair. This idea of the process being railroaded by pap hungry reality stars-both of them-is disgusting.

    • Helen says:

      Yep, the only way for someone to be pardoned or commuted or granted clemency is to have a family member go on Fox News and beg the dotard, or somehow reach Kim and her kult as the go between with the dotard.

    • Lightpurple says:

      And all of these women granted clemency yesterday knew the woman who received clemency earlier. It’s definitely becoming “who you know.”

  9. Allergy says:

    Here’s Tutankhamun’s plan: While husband Megalomaniac designs a new genius Mars rover, she becomes a lawyer. She steps in to “free” a few more people, cases that other people have taken almost to the finish line already. She goes to politics. She becomes the president, because brainless moron will vote. We are forced to watch her wave on the stairs of Air Force One.
    After that? Perhaps a granny porn video, because she will not fade away. Or the family buys Mars and litters it with crap fashion and make-up.

  10. TheOtherSarah says:

    The 1st woman Kim K “helped” get clemency agreed to appear on her “documentary”. Do you think Kim would agree to look into the cases of women who want to remain anonymous?

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Yes I think she would. I know people love to vilify this woman and Im not a fan but she isnt f-cking Darth Vader.

      • TheOtherSarah says:

        She is cozying up to white supremacists. She might not be Darth Vader but that’s pretty evil, imo. Especially when you’re raising children of color.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @The OtherSarah Im sure the black women who have gotten out of prison due to her connection to Trump would have a lot to say about that. It’s very easy to sit on the sidelines and treat these issues like a zero sum game. I loathe Trump and Im not Kim K fan either but I will never say that her work to help free women from our unfair justice system is wrong because of who she has to talk to to get it done. Your comment is coming from a place of privilege that these women don’t have.

      • Jules says:

        actually she is darth vader

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @jules it’s s a convenient narrative for someone you don’t like but no – she isn’t. Vapid? Yes. Darth Vader? No. And if Kim K is your idea of Darth Vader where does that leave Trump??

      • TheOtherSarah says:

        I’m glad that these women are getting out of jail and getting a chance to start a new life. Truly.
        But many activists are getting the same results, without cozying up to white supremacists. They are not “sitting on the sidelines” and they do not “treat these issues as a zero sum game”. Quite the contrary.
        They are on the ground, doing the work, without providing photo-ops and soundbites for the re-election campaign of the most openly racist president in my lifetime. But few people care because they’re not white women cosplaying at being black female activists. They ARE black female activists.

      • maya8 says:

        @valiantlyvarnished Different kinds of evil do exist.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @maya8 ya think?? Kim is a lot of things: vapid, narcissistic, materialistic, and a cultural appropriator. But EVIL? I think some you all need to stop throwing that around and stop ascribing it to people you simply don’t like. For instance, I think Taylor Swift is GARBAGE for numerous valid reasons. But EVIL??

      • Mish says:

        She’s actually more like Trump, an egomaniac with no soul, not quite as sociopathic — but almost incapable of doing something selfless.

      • Jules says:

        @ valiantly, you have your own narrative and it’s exactly the one the K klan want you to buy into

      • Naddie says:

        @Valiantly Varnished I believe he would be Palpatine.

    • naomipaige99 says:

      Never in a million years would she doe that. Clearly those who think she would have got to be DT supporters as well.

  11. grabbyhands says:

    Please. Someone was tired of being upstaged by the Coronavirus.

    When she actually devotes herself to doing this full time WITHOUT creating huge press releases about it so she can glorify herself and 45 fur doing the absolute bare minimum and more importantly, when she gives credit for the groups who have been doing this thanklessly for actual decades, I’ll think about giving her credit.

    The bottom line is, she could give a shit about any if these people. She’s a dilettante playing with people’s lives and she is doing it solely for the attention. She has zero problems sucking up to the Orange One because she knows he will lavish very public praise on her.

    And I’ll say it again – that whole trash family has DC squarely in their sights. She can talk all she wants about being progressive, but the White House has become endgame and they think they really have a shot because of Kanye’s circle jerk with 45 putting them on his good side. They’re going to milk that until the well runs dry. Someone in that family is going to start talking about running for office soon.

    • naomipaige99 says:

      I agree with you 100%, and now that DT became President, who knows, Kanye could be next. I mean if someone as morally unethical and mentally unstable as DT can do it, that pretty much give anyone a chance.

      KK only odoes things to keep herself relevant. Any time the attention is off her, she does something to bring it back to herself. She’s just an attention seeker famewh**e. She’s just about look at me, look at me!!!

      • ME says:

        If Kanye was White I would agree with you. As a Black man, he would have to literally be a Saint to get nominated (enter Obama). Only White men can be completely unqualified for a job and still get it. This happens all the time in the real world.

    • Jules says:

      yea there is something shady afoot with the trump and kardashian families. we can expect to see more staged photo shoots, while more shady shit is happening behind the scenes. there is so much narcissism between these two my head is gonna explode

  12. naomipaige99 says:

    She’s starting to look like the cat lady!

  13. Tiff says:

    Good for her. She is making real differences in the lives of these women. It’s a transactional relationship and you know what, good for her for using her celebrity to reunite mothers with their children.

  14. ME says:

    So I’m guessing she’ll be voting for Trump in the next election? F*ck her. By the way it would be nice if she mentioned the names of all the people who have been working on these cases for years. All Kim did was tweet and take a private plane to the White House for a photo op. Someone else ran the marathon while Kim got to simply sprint across the finish line.

  15. Bookworm says:

    I’m glad these women are released — their sentences were crazy. But I think Trump is using Kim Kardashian to cozy up to voters of color, even though most of his policies harm them. He can do these high-profile, lots-of-visbility actions and potentially persuade people to vote him back in, where he’ll continue doing more harm.

    If Kim were advocating for pardons AND speaking out about how many of the things Trump has done and said harm people of color, I’d have a lot more respect for her actions.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      That would be an issue and argument if Trump’s approval rating among POC was going up. It isn’t. It’s gone DOWN.

      And Im sorry but it’s naive to think that Kim could openly bash Trump and then turn around and ask him to pardon these women and have him actually do it. People seem to forget the personality of the person in the Oval Office right now. That’s not how it would go down.

      • ChillyWilly says:

        Right! There is no way that Pres Baby Fists would help if Kim bashed him. She also said she voted for Hilary and I doubt she will vote for Trump in November.

      • ME says:

        @ ChillyWilly

        During the last election, Kim and Kanye initially supported HIlary. Yet Kanye didn’t bother to vote. Kim later said she “wasn’t sure” who she was voting for. She might have voted for Trump and might vote for him again this time. We don’t know. I mean he gives huge tax breaks to rich people like her. I haven’t seen her outright support any Dems this time around. Not a mention of Biden, Bernie, Warren, etc. She’s oddly quiet about the whole election this time.

  16. ChillyWilly says:

    I think it’s a good thing. Kim doesn’t have to do this at all. She could just sit around counting her money without a care in the world. These women did not deserve these harsh sentences and I’m so happy that they are getting a second chance. Do I think Trump gives a Crap about these women? Nope, he just likes the photo op. But Kim definitely does care and is trying to do some good with her celebrity status.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      THIS. She doesn’t HAVE to do this. And if this were ANYONE else people would be applauding her. But because it’s Kim they want to bash her because they dont like her. Even people you dont like can do good things and it’s messed up to take issue with that simply because you dont like them. It means you view good deeds and works through a prism of your own feelings. Which in and of itself is pretty disingenuous IMO.

      • cherriepie84 says:

        @VV, maybe if the women being pardoned were not mostly women of color there would be a different reaction on this thread…… I don’t get the backlash either. What would be interesting is whether Kim Kardashian continues on this path when the next President is in office then if she does not continue her work on justice reform then people would be in a better position to judge.

  17. Pineapple says:

    “A system where people are only released because a privileged person asked for a favour is no justice system at all.” – Nic919

    I love this quote. I put it here for people to read again. I think this sums up the North American penal system.

  18. Dee Kay says:

    I am not a fan of Keeping Up with the Kardashians at all but I am a huge fan of Kim Kardashian getting women’s sentences commuted. That is good work, positive work. For sure she is using her celebrity to convince Trump to do this, and if I were one of those women or their family members, I would be forever grateful she is doing that. Good for her, nothing but praise from me on this.

  19. AMM says:

    I’m not mad about it. Yes, some people and groups work tirelessly around the clock with prison reform without any publicity. But if all Kim K has to do to free woman from jail is to do a photo op with the cheeto and be nice for a bit, then so what? Kim’s not qualified or educated enough to be on a quiet non profit doing these things. Shes using what she has (looks and fame) to get the president to do something good. Is it selling out your soul? Sure. But that train left a long time ago so she may as well do a little bit of good with it.

    And also, conspiracy theory: what if Kim and Kanye are just slowly manipulating the shit out of Trump? Like, leading to something big. Wouldnt that be amazing? Trumps downfall being two other egomaniacs.

  20. Veronica S. says:

    I’m happy for these women – I just hate that their victory feels tainted by the factor of the man who allowed it. You just know he thinks of on in terms of his ego, which….may say something about Kim and her experience appealing to an overblown ego to get something done, so credit where credit due. She did a good thing here.

  21. Taylor says:

    A lot of these comments make me loose faith in humanity. 🙁