The reality star, who has become a major advocate for criminal justice reform, visited Washington, D.C., on Thursday to speak at an event promoting the hiring of prisoners who will be released early and given a second chance thanks to the First Step Act.
Following the announcement, Kardashian thanked Trump and said witnessing "the compassion that he's had for criminal justice has been really remarkable". "And really just felt like for me, I am at the place in my life that I wanted to make a difference, and just wanted to do the right thing".
Kim said: 'While I have been able to offer support to some of the individuals I have met, the obstacles to success are an everyday struggle for thousands and more needs to be done'. She began pursuing a law degree and said she learned a great deal by being an attorneys' assistant while the First Step Act was in the works.
President Trump signed the First Step Act into law just previous year. Speaking briefly and holding back tears, Sanders said that she would continue to be an "outspoken" and loyal supporter of the president.
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"Let's keep this momentum going by making sure those who are coming out of federal prison are given support and empathy as they take the next step in their lives", they said.
Despite publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, Kardashian has shown a willingness to work with Trump, and has credited her interactions with the administration for her newly found role as an activist.
"I've seen some comments from people who are saying it's my privilege or my money that got me here, but that's not the case".
Kim Kardashian attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, Calif. It helps those serving extended sentences for nonviolent offenses to petition for early release.
In a lengthy new interview for Vogue in April, Kardashian West reveals she's reading tort law books as she is enrolled in a four-year apprenticeship with plans to take the bar exam in 2022. She has worked alongside others on criminal justice reform.
"You can create your own lanes, just as I am".