Trump thinks Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are helping him winning black voters
Kardashian visited the White House last week in order to speak to the president and Jared Kushner about prison reform policy. She particularly hoped she could use the meeting to get Trump to think about pardoning Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman serving a life sentence without parole because of a nonviolent drug offense.
President Trump told Kim Kardashian in a meeting at the White House that she and rapper Kanye West were improving his popularity among black voters
According to Bloomberg, during the meeting he was thinking about Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West. The rapper went on a full-scale, pro-Trump Twitter tirade recently, and apparently, Trump’s still attributing his increased support levels among black voters to the West power couple.
Kardashian visited the White House last week in order to speak to the president and Jared Kushner about prison reform policy.
Trump hasn't mentioned Johnson's case though but Trump told the reality TV star and wife of hip-hop mogul Kanye West in the Oval Office that the couple was boosting his popularity with African-Americans, according to two people familiar with the matter.
'Kanye West must have some power because you probably saw I doubled my African American poll numbers. We went from 11 to 22 in one week,' Trump said May 4 at the National Rifle Association's annual conference in Texas.
The polling data from Reuters he referenced found that black men's approval of Trump rose to 22 percent for the week ending on April 29. It was reported to be 11 percent just a week before. But the poll shows that support for Trump had doubled among African-American men
After her meeting with Trump, Kardashian tweeted: 'I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense.'
Johnson was imprisoned for life in 1996 for drug dealing and money laundering after her 15 accomplices all testified against her and had their own charges dropped - despite Johnson's minor role in the cocaine ring. It was her first offense.
Kardashian’s pitch didn’t get much immediate traction with the president, a person familiar with the meeting said.