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Last week, (May 30) Kardashian met with the President to discuss prison reform. She was reportedly asking for the pardon of 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson. The grandmother is serving a life sentence for a first-time non-violent drug offence.
Kanye West also voiced his support for the President last month, causing controversy when he said that he “loves” Donald Trump. He also posted photos of himself in a Make America Great Again hat. After backtracking and saying that he doesn’t like “half the shit” Trump says, he later explained what he likes about Trump in his interview with Charlamagne.
Trump has now reportedly thanked the celebrity couple for boosting his profile with black voters, according to Bloomberg.
Last month (May 4), Trump thanked West after the rapper’s tweets. Speaking at a National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Trump said: “Kanye West must have some power because, you probably saw, I doubled my African-American poll numbers. We went from 11% to 22% in one week.”
“Thank you, Kanye, thank you,” Trump added. “Even the pollsters thought there must be some mistake. No, we’ve come a long way.”
The President was citing a Reuters poll, which shows his approval rating among black men to be 22%. His disapproval rating among the same demographic is 71%.
Meanwhile, Kanye has thanked fans after the entirety of ‘ye’ occupied the top 7 songs on both Apple Music and Spotify. Writing on Twitter, West said he felt “so blessed” after all 7 songs from the album took over the charts on Apple Music and Spotify.