In an interview with David Letterman, the talk show host couldn’t goad Kim Kardashian into speaking ill of the President.
On his Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star discussed her involvement with criminal justice reform.
Kardashian made headlines in 2018 when she visited the White House to persuade the President to commute the sentence of Alice Johnson, who was serving life in prison for a non-violent drug crime.
“Hopefully, for the next multiple administrations, I’ll be working with the White House, helping them with clemencies,” she said.
When Letterman asked how she felt about working with the President, despite criticism from liberal celebrities, including himself, she said she had received plenty of warnings against working with Trump. “Trust me, everyone called me and said, ‘Don’t you dare step foot in that White House or your reputation is done.’”
Letterman repeatedly tried to get Kardashian to take a political stance, but the superstar whose husband Kanye West is running in the election, refused to pick a side by simply stating, “I know who I’m voting for.”
When he said, “I’m grateful for what you’re doing, but it doesn’t make me feel any better about the current administration,” she responded with “I understand that.”
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Letterman commented on the President’s behavior tarnishing her good deeds, “But see, your good work is overwhelming,” he said. “It’s a positive force that diminishes what I consider to be unacceptable behavior by the president.”
Kardashian humbly responded that she is “extremely grateful” the administration decided to work with her on justice reform, an issue close to her heart.
Earlier this year, she produced a documentary for Oxygen, Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, which advocated for the early release of convicted felons. She is currently studying to be a lawyer and participating in a legal apprenticeship program.