Kim Kardashian did not meet with Donald Trump on Wednesday because sheâs secretly preparing to become First Lady, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively shoot down an absurd claim that alleges the reality starâs âreal reasonâ for meeting with the president in the White House was that she âdreamsâ of becoming the First Lady. The story is provably not true.
In the real world, hereâs the Washington Postâs take on the reason Kardashian met with Trump: To discuss âsentencing and prison reform.â For some time now, Kardashian has been moved by the plight of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great grandmother who was a first-time, nonviolent drug offender and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibly of parole. Quite specifically, Kardashian met with Trump to lobby for a pardon for Johnson, who has already been behind bars for 21 years in Aliceville, Alabama.
Before her meeting with Trump, Kardashian told Mic, âIâve been fighting very hard and am willing to do what it takes to fight for whatâs right.â Sheâs even hired famed attorney Shawn Chapman Holly to work on Johnsonâs case. Additionally. Kardashian has been working behind-the-scenes with White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, whoâs been spearheading a criminal justice reform bill.
But, according to RadarOnline, Kardashian had âselfish motives for her high-profile White House visit.â The often disproven outlet quotes an unnamed âinsiderâ as saying, âKim wants nothing more than to be First Lady when her husband Kanye West runs for President.â The same seemingly phony or ill-informed source adds, âKim wants to show the world that she has what it takes to do this role, and has a cause to champion that Americans can relate to.â âShe does believe in prison reform, but not as much as she believes Kanye has a chance at winning the 2024 election,â concludes the unidentified âsource.â
Of course, for Kardashian to potentially become First Lady, a few things have to happen first. For example, her Trump-loving husband has to make a bid for the highest office in the land. Itâs true, West has announced heâs running for president in the past. West also cryptically tweeted 2024 last month. But the rapper actually has a long road ahead of him before possibly moving into the White House, including winning his partyâs nomination and then defeating his opponent.
And also, Kardashian would probably have to still be married to West. Interestingly, RadarOnline, which publishes a lot of provably false stories about the reality star and her husband, seems to have forgotten that earlier this month it swore up and down that Kardashian is âstrongly consideringâ divorcing West. Oddly, the newest tall tale from the website makes no mention of that.
As opposed to buying into the websiteâs untraceable tipsterâs theory, Gossip Cop will take the primary sourcesâs words. Following her meeting with Trump, Kardashian tweeted, âI 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.â âWe are optimistic about Ms. Johnsonâs future and hopeful that she â and so many like her â will get a second chance at life,â Kardashian expressed in a subsequent tweet.
For his part, Trump tweeted, âGreat meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing,â along with the photo above. Neither the president nor the reality star shared anything about getting pointers on becoming First Lady. Still, Gossip Cop reached out to the reality starâs rep, who literally laughed out loud about the blogâs tall tale about Kardashianâs âselfish motivesâ for visiting the White House on Wednesday.
Conclusion: While RadarOnline claims it has an unnamed âinsider,â who knows Kardashianâs actual âmotives,â the Washington Post and literally every other legitimate outlet reported Kardashian met with Trump to talk prison reform and lobby for Johnson to get pardoned. But it wasnât just noted media organizations that stated her intent. Kardashian herself shared the purpose of her visit to the Oval Office in interviews and on social media, as did the president of the United States. And even though it was already proven that Kardashianâs trip to Washington was to help Johnson, Gossip Cop still checked with her spokesperson, who couldnât contain her laughter over the blogâs premise. For those reasons, weâre giving the outletâs claim that Kardashian met with Trump because sheâs preparing to become First Lady a 0 out of 10.
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