In some of the most positive news to ever come out of the Donald Trump administration, the White House occupant granted a clemency request from Kim Kardashian for the pardoning of 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, a woman who was handed a life sentence from nonviolence, first-time drug charges.
While the deed is certainly excellent news for Johnson and all others who have been rooting for her liberation, music executive mogul Russell Simmons doesn’t believe it’s the “best,” as Kardashian described it.
The reality television star’s boasted her controversial meet up with Trump last week, which she attended to vouch for Johnson’s release. On Wednesday (June 6), Trump adhered to her wishes with a clemency grant for Johnson after their conversation where she told Mic that he “really spent the time to listen to our case that we were making for Alice.”
Kim brought the good news, or rather “best news ever,” to her Twitter following the official announcement. And while Simmons was pleased with the news, he wasn’t immediately sold.
“That’s not ‘best news’ at least better news would be if he put back the change we got [President Barack Obama] to implement,” he responded to The Shade Room’s coverage of Kim’s tweet. “That he and his attorney general rescinded.”
He added that the White House occupant should also make more sound decisions affecting the victims of the prison industrial complex and his Republican legislator buddies who are “using tax payer money to lock up innocent diseased people.”
He added that his message was no shade to Kim, who he applauded for using her platform for good. But, in other words, we shouldn’t lose sight of the larger picture at hand under Trump’s administration either.
See his reminder in light of Johnson’s liberation victory below.
BEST NEWS EVER!!!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/JUbpbE1Bk0— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
Lots of judgement ... @KimKardashian met with the president on this important issue i encourage her to keep going and stay focused ..I remember when all of hip hop united /from jay z and 50 cent to the beastie boys... read more > https://t.co/INSl8ChCJx pic.twitter.com/gL6RKdijo3— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) June 2, 2018
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