Jared Kushner Has Something To Say About Kim Kardashian's White House Efforts

So many strange events went down during the four years Donald Trump was in the White House that it is hard to keep track of them all. There was that time that the then-president made direct eye contact with the solar eclipse, or that awkward moment when he asked a 7-year-old girl if she still believed in Santa Clause (via The Guardian). And of course, who can forget "covfefe?"

Most notably, there was a point in the Trump years where he was closely working alongside the then-couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. West was especially involved with Trump for a short period of time before announcing a presidential bid of his own (via Forbes).

The rapper told the publication he backed Trump for a specific reason. "One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest to the segregation of votes in the Black community. Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby," he said. 

However, the relationship between Trump and West has fizzled out. While West's time alongside Trump may not have been anything more than a media frenzy, Jared Kushner — senior advisor to Trump — recently shared how West's ex, Kardashian, made a genuine impact within the administration.

Kushner praises Kardashian in his new book

Jared Kushner, both a senior advisor and son-in-law to former president Donald Trump, recently announced his new book, "Breaking History: A White House Memoir," (via Vanity Fair). The memoir gives an exclusive look into Kushner's life, highlighting everything from his time in the White House to the process of dating Ivanka Trump. Notably, the book details the work Kim Kardashian did behind the scenes to help pardon Alice Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug conviction (via Harper's Bazaar).

Kushner wrote about the process in his memoir, detailing how Kardashian reached out to Ivanka and was able to get the president's attention through Kushner. "She gracefully presented Alice's case to the president," Kushner writes. "She knew the details backward and forward," (per People). He continued, "Two days later, [Trump] called me early in the morning and said, 'Let's do the pardon. Let's hope Alice doesn't go out and kill anyone!'"

After commuting Johnson's sentence, Kushner recalls Trump's reaction. "Her emotion was raw, her joy contagious, her long-suffering and love emanated from her smile." He added, "The president called me afterward. 'Jared, that is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I've been around for a long time, and that was beautiful.'"

Kushner credits Kardashian for bringing the project forward and in the end, freeing Johnson of her sentence.