Who's more qualified to advise President Trump: Kim Kardashian or Jared Kushner?
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Who's more qualified to advise President Trump: Kim Kardashian or Jared Kushner?

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Reality queen and "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star Kim Kardashian met with President Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform. Kardashian reportedly asked the president to pardon Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother who is serving a life sentence for a first-time drug offense. While some find it ridiculous that a celebrity best known for taking selfies will advise the president on prison reform, others argue Kushner isn't any more qualified himself. What do you think? 🤷

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Kim Kardashian may not be an expert on prison reform, but she isn't totally ignorant either. According to Vanity Fair, the reality TV star has been working to get 62-year-old great-grandmother Alice Johnson out of prison for weeks. Kardashian also appears to be taking the meeting seriously, with only her attorney accompanying her.

[Kardashian] will not be bringing the camera crew for her reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, nor will she bring a publicist or her sisters, according to the person familiar with the situation... Instead, Kardashian hopes to make a legal argument to President Trump for why he should pardon Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time drug offense. More than 21 years after Johnson went to prison, Kardashian came across Johnson’s story on Twitter earlier this year and reached out to Ivanka, who connected her to Kushner, according to the source.

Besides, if Kushner can be tasked with prison reform, why can't Kim? Kushner has no formal experience that qualifies him to deal with such a complex issue. Laugh at Kim all you want, at least she's making some concrete steps in the right direction. 

But seriously... Kim Kardashian? Is a celebrity best known for her selfie-taking abilities really who the president should be talking to about prison reform? Say what you want about Kushner, but he at least has a personal connection to the topic. His father served over a year in prison in the early 2000s, and Kushner vowed to make prison reform a top priority when he joined the White House. 

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.

To say Kushner has done nothing to address prison reform is just not true, and he's surely better tasked to tackle the problem than Mrs.Kardashian.

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