On Wednesday, after 22 years behind bars, the grandmother — who was originally sentenced to life without parole for drug trafficking — was finally released.
On Friday, in an interview with CNN‘s Van Jones, Kanye West‘s wife opens up about her role in securing the presidential pardon for Johnson.
“When I initially called Ivanka [Trump], I said I would love a meeting with your dad. I said that from the start. Then that took about six or seven months to get… Schedules were changing, and they had rescheduled the meeting and it happened to be on Alice’s birthday… This is just all aligned… I just feel this is the right day to do it.”
Despite being (arguably) the most famous reality TV star in the world, Kardashian said she was “starstruck” when she saw Trump in the Oval Office.
“I never get starstruck, I was starstruck over the Oval Office.”
When she received the phone call from Donnie about Johnson’s clemency, Kardashian said her “heart was so full.”
“I knew it had to be some news… I was feeling things were looking really positive… Yeah, he called my cell phone… He said that he’s really investigated this case… Everyone had a unanimous… feeling of Alice that she will live a great life… She has done her time… She’s never had any infractions… and she became an ordained minister. She got so many degrees… He felt her heart and he explained that to me… My heart was so full.”
Jones also asked the mother-of-three if she thinks Trump is using her as a political pawn to give him legitimacy. She replied:
“I think Kanye’s already given him legitimacy in that way. I was working on this before… I don’t think I would be used… At the end of the day, he heard me out, we got the job done. What could he really use me for?”
WATCH a clip of the interview at the 1:30 mark (below):
[Image via CNN.]
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