Monday, June 17, 2024

Donald Trump Ices Kim Kardashian for a Second Day in a Row with Alice Johnson, Gives Full Pardon to Former Lifer



For the second time in less than 24 hours, Donald Trump iced Kim Kardashian out of the Alice Johnson story.

Trump had Johnson in the Oval Office today and gave the former lifetime prisoner a full pardon, improving on her commutation of sentence.

But neither Trump nor Johnson said a word about Kardashian, who fished Alice out of prison and brought her case to Trump in the first place. He’d never heard of her before that. Now she’s his mascot.

Trump is purposely doing this to Kardashian, likely because she’s married to Kanye West. Kanye says he’s running for president, but doing it to help Trump. So none of this makes sense. But it’s insulting to Kim.

Why this Alice Johnson is going along with it is another story. She was convicted in 1996 for her involvement in a Memphis cocaine trafficking organization and sentenced to life imprisonment. She would still be serving time if it weren’t for Kardashian. It seems like she’s found a pal in Trump.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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