Like Korea, Leftists Want the Kardashian Summit to Fail

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

A Kardashian Kushner victory is another blow to the Liberal narrative of the hateful, incompetent Trump.

Kim Kardashian headed to the White House yesterday to talk prison reform parimarily with Jared Kushner and Donald Trump. While Kardashian isn’t known for policy savvy, there is every indication she is personally serious about the issue. Jared Kushner has a history that indicates he is also highly committed.

I have mixed feelings about prison reform. But if Trump and Kushner want to pursue this they have every reason to want to get credit for it from the cultural “left.” So he’d be a fool to not meet with Kardashian.

But for the same reason the Left want Korea peace to fail, they feel highly threatened by the presence of a Kardashian at the Trump White House.

Vanity Fair reports, “Keeping Up with the Kushners: With Jared Back on Top, Kim Kardashian Heads to the White House.

After months of back-channel talks between Kim Kardashian and Jared Kushner, the high priestess of reality television is coming to the White House. By late afternoon on Wednesday, Secret Service agents will wave Kardashian and her attorney through the southwest appointment gate to the West Wing, where they will meet Kushner to discuss prison reform before he walks with them to sit down with President Donald Trump, likely in the Oval Office, along with White House counsel. According to a person familiar with the meeting, Kardashian plans to ask Trump to pardon a woman serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time drug offense.

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Prison reform is an issue near and dear to Kushner, whose father, Charles, spent more than a year in a federal prison camp in 2005 and 2006 on charges of tax evasion, illegal campaign contributions, and witness tampering. The experience left an indelible mark on the young Kushner who, for years, carried a wallet his father made for him in prison; when he joined the White House as senior adviser, he vowed to help improve the system that his father had come through. And so, while other initiatives in his once-dizzying portfolio have fallen by the wayside, Kushner has made significant progress in getting Republican lawmakers on board with the effort, bringing law enforcement officials and Evangelical leaders to the White House, taking meetings on Capitol Hill, and hosting dinner parties with key Washington power players at the home he shares with his wife, Ivanka Trump. He pushed Congress to support a bipartisan bill known as the First Step Act, which aims to better prepare inmates to re-enter society by incentivizing participation in job-training and drug-treatment programs, and which would also give nonviolent offenders more options to serve the ends of their sentences in halfway houses or home confinement.

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Kardashian, a more recent prison reform evangelist, appears to be approaching the White House meeting with equal seriousness.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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