Both Johnson and Kardashian said they plan on continuing to advocate for prison reform. I started screaming and jumping. "I'm telling you, I was dancing, I was dancing, I was jumping, I was screaming, I was doing everything".
After Alice Marie Johnson received the news of her commutation, Kim Kardashian, who advocated for her release from prison, has made a decision to travel to Memphis to meet with Johnson in person. "I've lived it, I've walked with them, I've cried with them".
After commuting Johnson's life sentence and granting a posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, at the request of actor Sylvester Stallone, Trump invited professional athletes with friends behind bars to bring those cases to his attention as well.
"I think that you guys are going to be connected for a long time."@HodaKotb talks to @KimKardashian and Alice Johnson in their first joint interview, as the two share what it was like to meet for the first time.
"I didn't", she said. "I did not know her name", Johnson admitted.
Alice Johnson talks about how Kim Kardashian advocated for her pardon
The celeb was met with mixed reactions after her visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with some calling Kim a "pawn" while others applauded her overcoming any ideological differences she has with the President for the better good.
After the two discussed Johnson's case, Kardashian said that the president, "had compassion for her right away". "I started reading everything that I could about her, and everyone was amazed and I was amazed, too".
Kardashian, who broke the news about the commutation to Johnson in a tearful phone call, said she "felt this connection" to the 63-year-old grandmother when she learned about her story.
"To me this has nothing to do with politics, this has to do with people", she said.
"Y'all haven't stopped hugging, I did notice that", adds Kotb.