CNN reporter Jim Acosta blasts Kim Kardashian's trip to the White House: 'She shouldn't be here talking about prison reform'

  • CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta railed against Kim Kardashian-West, who made a trip to the White House on Wednesday to talk about prison reform.

  • "She shouldn't be here talking about prison reform," Acosta said. "It's very nice that she is here, but that's not a serious thing to have happened here at the White House."

  • Kardashian-West has taken the lead in efforts to grant clemency to 62-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, a low-level drug offender serving a life sentence without parole.


CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta railed against Kim Kardashian-West, who was at the White House on Wednesday to talk about prison reform.

Acosta argued that Kardashian-West's visit illustrates what he called a "lack of seriousness" from President Donald Trump with regard to matters of policy, and some politically divisive issues.

"It just gets to the lack of seriousness," Acosta said to CNN on Wednesday. "Forget about the fact that Kim Kardashian is here at the White House today. What planet that is anything resembling normal, because its not."

"She shouldn't be here talking about prison reform," Acosta said. "It's very nice that she is here, but that's not a serious thing to have happened here at the White House."

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Kardashian-West, who starred in hit reality TV shows like "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," has taken the lead in efforts to grant clemency to 62-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, a low-level drug offender serving a life sentence without parole.

Kardashian-West reportedly met with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner to discuss the issue.

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Kushner has also taken a position on prison reform, but has encountered some opposition from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to The New York Times. Sessions has been less amenable to policies he sees as overly lenient toward inmates, The Times reported.

Acosta has had a tenuous relationship with the Trump administration and often butts heads with members of its press office.

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