Kim Kardashian may have cut ties with Donald Trump already as she failed to thank him for commuting the life sentence of an inmate she had campaigned for.
Mr Trump granted a last-minute clemency for Chris Young in his final act as US president before leaving the White House last week.
Young had been sentenced to life in prison but was a free man this weekend.
Kim, 40, posted a heartfelt message thanking the team that pushed for Young’s release, which included the Judge Kevin H Sharp who sentenced him, Reform Alliance CAO Jessica Jackson, and Alice Marie Johnson, the woman who Kim fought to be freed from prison three years ago.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star wrote in her Instagram stories: ‘It brings tears to my eyes to see Judge Sharp welcome him home. He was forced to sentence him to a life sentence based on mandatory minimums and ended up resigning due to these injustices.
‘Judge Sharp and I went to the White House a few years ago asking for clemency for @thechrisyoung_2021. He’s so deserving and smart and I can’t wait to see all he accomplishes in this life! I worked on this case with Barnett for years so this victory is so sweet!’
She added: ‘Thank you @alicemariefree @jessicajackson & Judge Sharp for fighting so hard for Chris and never giving up !!!’
Mr Trump, 74, was notably absent from the message despite he and Kim having built a working relationship in recent years as she campaigned for prison reform.
Kim was said to have been instrumental in Mr Trump’s decision to pass the First Step Act, which aims to cut unnecessarily lengthy federal sentences and improve conditions within federal facilities.
The KKW Beauty founder opened up about her controversial decision to work with Trump during an interview on My Next Guest With David Letterman last year.
She explained: ‘Hopefully for the next, multiple administrations I will be working with the White House helping them with clemencies.’
Letterman then pressed Kim on why she was supporting and working with the Trump administration despite the criticisms of his presidency.
‘I understand that and there are frustrations,’ she admitted.
‘Trust me, everyone called me and said “don’t you dare step foot in that White House or your reputation is done”. I said, I have to step foot in there or these people don’t have a chance. So it’s a life or my reputation.’
However, she added: ‘I’m truly focused and I’m extremely grateful to this administration and the work that they’ve done for prison reform. I’ll give props where props are due and I’ll stay focused on what I can do.’
Credit: Original article published here.