Trump Commutes Sentence after Kim Kardashian West Meets with Him

Those who were insisting that the Kardashian West meeting was a waste of time did not know what they were talking about.

Here is Jim Acosta attacking Donald Trump for a bunch of stuff that is from his own deluded brain, but including Kim Kardashian West meeting with the President in the White House:

She shouldn’t have even been there? Why not.

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Here’s the result of that “not serious” meeting:

Fox News reports, “Trump commutes sentence of woman serving drug-related life term after Kim Kardashian meeting.

President Trump has commuted the life sentence for Alice Marie Johnson, after a high-profile campaign for clemency by reality television star Kim Kardashian West.

Johnson, 63, was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being convicted of a first-time nonviolent drug offense.

Just hours after her life sentence was commuted, Johnson was released from federal prison and reunited with her family.

Johnson was put on the president’s radar during a meeting in the Oval Office last week with Kardashian West, who was originally slated to meet with Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform.

“Today, President Donald J. Trump granted a commutation to Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother who has served almost 22 years in Federal prison for a first-time criminal offense,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Wednesday. “Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades.”

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Unfortunately, it’s not only the President’s Democratic enemies who mocked him and Kardashian West for their meeting. Ben Shapiro joins in:

Now, as a libertarian-leaner on the drug war altogether, I’m not supremely perturbed by Johnson’s commutation. But I am perturbed by the fact that celebrity suitors seem to have sprung Johnson, rather than a principled examination of the issues. President Trump has said he wants to seek the death penalty for drug traffickers. He stated, “If you shoot one person, they give you life, they give you the death penalty. These [drug dealers] can kill 2,000, 3,000 people, and nothing happens to them.” Trump has suggested that illegal immigration presents a threat to the United States thanks to drug trafficking. Johnson was guilty of these sins.

Kim Kardashian’s visit to the Oval Office got Johnson out of prison. If Trump really wants to reconsider the drug war, he should go ahead and do that — it’s long beyond reconsideration. But if he just wants to cater to whatever big names with a sex tape wander into his office, that’s bad policymaking.

And as a “libertarian-leaner” myself, I am happy for anyone that challenges Trump’s views on the War on Drugs. Shapiro is far too in love with himself when he obsesses on celebrity culture and how Republicans idolize it. He’s almost as bad on celebrities as he is on imaginary injuries suffered by Michelle Fields. (language warning):

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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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