June 8, 2018
Photo courtesy of CNN’s YouTube
Days after Alice Marie Johnson‘s sentence was commuted by Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian West sat down with CNN’s Van Jones to talk about the emotional process, even answering criticism that the president is using her and this case for political gain.
On receiving the news from Trump:
"So, yeah, he called my cell phone." @KimKardashian tells @VanJones68 about the time President Trump rang her mobile to say "he has the papers in front of him, and he's signing it," thus freeing 63-year-old Alice Johnson from prisonhttps://t.co/QxRtgq1Qoi pic.twitter.com/4GFGtlPsLb
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) June 8, 2018
Johnson’s reaction to the news of hearing she was free after 21 years:
Kim Kardashian holding back tears as she tells @VanJones68 about the moment she was able to tell Alice Johnson she was free. Pres. Trump commuted Johnson's life-in-prison sentence after meeting with Kardashian: https://t.co/FGEwSOBgRD https://t.co/APuTaiblNH
— HLN (@HLNTV) June 8, 2018
On why she doesn’t think she’s being “used” by the Trump administration (start at the 2:10 mark):
"At the end of the day he heard me out. We got the job done”
Speaking with @VanJones68, @KimKardashian West responds to critics who might say she was played by President Trump in securing the commutation of Alice Marie Johnson https://t.co/4V70aPOUzV pic.twitter.com/gNsl4ZIbCd
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) June 8, 2018
Regardless of your opinion on her family, her body and even who she’s married to, this is what using your influence, access and privilege is all about. Watch a clip of Johnson’s emotional release below!
This is what freedom looks like. Mic was on the scene for the moment that #AliceMarieJohnson was released from prison and reunited with her family.
— Mic (@mic) June 8, 2018
Watch Van Jones’ entire interview with the reality star below.
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