Kim Kardashian West has met the woman she helped free from prison after 21 years. Kardashian West had previously met with Trump to ask him to pardon Johnson, who was sentenced to life without parole for first-offense money-laundering and drug-conspiracy charges in 1996. Trump granted clemency after their much-hyped Oval Office meeting.
Kardashian West was the first person to call Johnson with the good news that she had been pardoned and could go home. Johnson said when she heard that, she went into a “full-fledged Pentecostal holy dance” and the two cried on the phone.
They hugged, Kardashian said, “I love this woman,” and Johnson said, “I love this lady.” Johnson said later that saying “thank you is not big enough, I have to walk my thank you out.”