Trump Reportedly Told Kim Kardashian That She & Kanye Are Helping His Approval Rating Among Black Voters

A new report indicates that President Trump used his meeting last week with Kim Kardashian to brag about his rising support among African Americans thanks to her and her husband.

Kardashian visited the White House last week in order to speak to the president and Jared Kushner about prison reform policy. She particularly hoped she could use the meeting to get Trump to think about pardoning Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman serving a life sentence without parole because of a nonviolent drug offense.

However, according to Bloomberg, during the meeting he was thinking about Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West. The rapper went on a full-scale, pro-Trump Twitter tirade recently, and apparently, Trump’s still attributing his increased support levels among black voters to the West power couple.

Trump told the reality TV star and wife of hip-hop mogul Kanye West in the Oval Office that the couple was boosting his popularity with African-Americans, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Last week, Trump announced the he would pardon conservative provocateur Dinesh D’Souza for his violations of campaign finance laws. Trump said he would also possibly commute former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich‘s sentence and pardon business tycoon Martha Stewart.

As for Johnson’s case, well:

Kardashian’s pitch didn’t get much immediate traction with the president, a person familiar with the meeting said.

So far, the only sign that Trump will grant Johnson clemency is that he retweeted Kardashian after she thanked him online for meeting with her.

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