Kim Kardashian West was the first guest of Alec Baldwin’s eponymous talk show. The reality star shared her belief that Kanye West’s support of President Donald Trump gave her the access to help free Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother, from prison.
Before Kanye’s controversial meeting with Trump earlier this month, his wife made headlines for her Oval Office visit in June. Kim met with No. 45 to discuss prison reform and to advocate for the freedom of Johnson, who was sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking despite it being her first offense.
— The Alec Baldwin Show (@AlecBaldwinShow) October 21, 2018
According to USA Today, Baldwin, who recently came under fire for comments about the Black community and Trump. asked the 38-year-old if she believed Johnson “would still be in prison if (her) husband wasn’t a Trump supporter.”
Kim responded, “I do believe she would still be in prison.”
She also said Johnson feels the same way. “We’ve (spoken) about this a few times. Alice always says if it wasn’t for Kanye speaking up in support of Trump, then she would still be in jail.”
During the hour-long sitdown, Kim and Baldwin also spoke about how her marriage survives different political opinions and living in the spotlight.
The Alec Baldwin Show airs Sundays on ABC at 10 p.m. EST.
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