Kim Kardashian West had a meeting with President Donald Trump, senior adviser Jared Kushner and other officials at the White House on Wednesday.
What did they talk about?
They reportedly discussed prison reform, with Kardashian West advocating for inmate Alice Marie Johnson, who has served two decades in prison for a non-violent drug-related crime.
What did Kim K say?
"I 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 who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense," Kardashian West said in a statement Wednesday night. "We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she -- and so many like her -- will get a second chance at life."
Another media overreaction ...
CNN’s Jim Acosta scoffed at Kardashian West’s trip to the White House, saying it showed the Trump administration isn’t serious about the real issues.
"You’ll forget about the fact that Kim Kardashian is here at the White House today and what planet that is anything resembling normal, because it’s not," Acosta said Wednesday. "She shouldn’t be here talking about prison reform.”
On today’s show, Glenn pointed out the ridiculous hypocrisy of Acosta's statement when it’s coming from the same outlet that thought teenagers should decide gun policy and the attorney representing Stormy Daniels deserved nearly 60 interviews in less than two months. Is that considered "normal" in 2018?
Whether it's coming from a reality TV star or not, advocacy for prison reform should be something we all support.
"Wasn't the cause admirable?" Glenn asked. "Wasn't the fact that yesterday the president sat down with anybody and talked about prison reform ... isn't that something that all of us can get behind, left and right?"