The New York Post’s Cover Featuring Kim Kardashian’s Meeting With Trump Certainly Got The Internet Talking

If you think you’ve seen everything, but haven’t seen the photo of President Trump and Kim Kardashian, then you’ve truly seen nothing. While it’s such an easy image to poke fun at, the reasoning behind it is actually noble.

When you first hear that Kim Kardashian, reality TV star and walking brand, was granted access to the White House, you probably assume she’d use it in a roundabout way to promote herself. Instead, she opted to have a real discussion about 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson. It may not be a name you recognize, but Kardashian’s visit to the White House put it back in the headlines.

In 1996, Johnson was convicted on eight criminal counts relating to a cocaine trafficking operation. A year later, she was sentenced to life in prison. The focus of Kardashian’s visit was to discuss pardoning the great-grandmother. Beyond that, she, the president, and senior adviser Jared Kushner exchanged ideas about prison reform and sentencing.

It’s an important discussion that needs to be had, but it’s safe to say nobody expected it to come from the Kardashian-West corner, especially since the reality star has been too busy cleaning up the messes left in her husband’s wake.

Whatever one’s opinion is of Kim Kardashian, her efforts are commendable. Unfortunately, not everybody sees it that way. There are those that think it’s a joke that the discussion is coming from a reality TV star, such as “Legendary Rapper” R.A. the Rugged Man who states, “USA actually deserves this. We live in a [b]raindead sheep culture that worships celebrities just for being celebrities.”

If Kardashian’s visit to the White House accomplished anything, it either confused the masses or made the star a bigger joke than many already thought she was. 

Sadly, however, the jokes and quips overshadow the discussion that should be happening about Alice Marie Johnson, the actual reason Kardashian met with the president.

H/T: Twitter, Harper’s Bazaar