Kim Kardashian West joins Trump at White House event for ex-prisoners
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Kim Kardashian WestKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian West Illinois elections board says Kanye West short of necessary signatures to get on ballot Kanye West will appear on Colorado ballots in November Trump asked about Kanye presidential bid: 'I like him. I like his wife' MORE made a previously unannounced appearance at the White House on Thursday to join President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE for an event touting the hiring of released prisoners.

The reality television star arrived shortly before Trump was set to deliver remarks on second-chance hiring and the aftermath of the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that he signed into law late last year.

During Thursday's event, she announced a partnership to provide gift cards for ride share services to help provide previously incarcerated individuals with access to and from job interviews and employment opportunities.


"And that is so important, so needed and I just want to thank the president for really standing behind this issue," Kardashian West said. "Seeing the passion he has for criminal justice has been really remarkable."

Kardashian West did not specify which organizations would be involved in the ride share partnership.

She was seated between senior White House advisers Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerFederal government pauses Kodak loan pending probes Beirut blast raises urgent questions about America's leadership in the world Lincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' MORE and Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpUS should support Ngozi for WTO Director General   Trump administration awarding M in housing grants to human trafficking survivors Deutsche Bank launches investigation into longtime banker of Trump, Kushner MORE, who she said helped introduce her to the president to get involved in criminal justice reform.

Kardashian West, who was a vocal supporter of criminal justice reform legislation, posted a video on Twitter ahead of Thursday’s event teasing the additional announcement related to the legislation. She attended the ceremony with two attorneys who she said she's worked with as she studies to become a lawyer.

The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star has been at the White House to discuss criminal justice reform before, and she has expressed appreciation for Trump’s focus on the issue.

Last year, Kardashian West brought to Trump's attention the case of Alice Johnson, a 64-year-old who had been imprisoned for 21 year on a nonviolent drug charge. Trump later granted her clemency.

Updated at 5 p.m.