Donald Trump is often very interested in what different celebrities think of his and his presidency. Just this past weekend, Trump engaged in a feud with singer John Legend and his supermodel wife, Chrissy Teigen over what he felt was a lack of appreciation for his criminal justice reform.
One celebrity who identifies as a liberal, but has been willing to engage with Donald Trump, is Kim Kardashian West. The media personality appeared on ABC’s The View on Friday and discussed her visit to the White House.
Conservative co-host Meghan McCain asked, “Were you worried about any backlash you were going to get because you did this bill with President Trump?”
"I'm going to choose her over my reputation."
Kim Kardashian West tells @TheView she wasn't concerned about her "reputation" when she decided to work with Pres. Trump on criminal justice reform, because her "issues have always been more about the people." https://t.co/YZN4zPE0rb pic.twitter.com/wbFAYvdfnr
— ABC News (@ABC) September 13, 2019
Kardashian West responded, “I definitely was aware. But for me any of my issues have always been more about the people and not about the politics. And so for me to think that I couldn’t go and speak to the man that has the power to change people’s lives because of some opinions I may have of certain policies and issues, to me felt very self-centered.”
She continued, “That I was more worried about my reputation than saving someone’s (Alice Marie Johnson) life. And so I put that all out the door, and I thought, you know what? I’m going to choose her over my reputation.”
Kardashian West closed by giving Trump some credit, saying, “And from the president going from being really harsh on his stance on prison reform to changing and actually signing the First Step Act and getting that bill passed, was amazing.”
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