Kim Kardashian meets Alice Johnson for the first time after sentence commuted

Put in her time Alice had already served more than 20 years in prison on drug conspiracy and money laundering charges

Kim Kardashian West, who recently helped secure the freedom of 63-year-old Alice Johnson, said she believes President Donald Trump is starting to change his attitude toward non-violent drug offenders serving lengthy prison terms.

Johnson and the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star sat down with "Today" anchor Hoda Kotb for an interview that will air during the Thursday's edition of the NBC morning show. When she said that I went into full-fledged Pentecostal holy dance.

Johnson, who was jailed in 1996 for drug trafficking, has said she turned her life around in the slammer and decided that she wasn't "going to just do time or let time do me". "I hope maybe this inspires more people to talk to the people in power that you can have an affect over them for the greater good of other people".

The website Mic shared behind-the-scenes footage of the moment, showing Alice calming her nerves over the excitement of meeting Kim.

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"I called Ivanka, and we had a really great conversation about women and wanting to help each other", Kim said.

Johnson admitted she did not know who Kardashian was when she first learned the reality star was advocating for her release. I'm still doing me. "I think I have to live it out for her, for my family, for the supporters".

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Kardashian West, a 37-year-old mom of three, said she was in disbelief about her visit to the Oval Office, at the time thinking, "This is insane".

"I plan on continuing to magnify this issue".

"To me, this has nothing to do with politics - this has to do with people", Kardashian West said. A week later, Trump commuted Johnson's life sentence. "I know that this is not an accident".

She showed a photo of Kardashian West and her husband Kanye that she keeps in her Bible.

Kardashian West first became aware of Johnson's story after an October Mic Opinion video where Johnson shared her story from prison. "Thank you President Trump for making that wonderful life possible". I started reading everything that I could about her.

"This has fulfilled my heart", she said of her work on Johnson's behalf. But I didn't know that Kim was coming in.

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