Kim Kardashian West holds her own against David Lettermen on his interview series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” refusing to tell who will get her vote and refusing to bash the current administration.
Letterman’s Netflix interview series starts its season three with an in-depth conversation with Kim Kardashian West, covering the 2016 Paris robbery, her criminal justice work, and her relationship with the Trump administration.
Kardashian and Letterman discussed her role in working with President Trump to commute the life sentence of Alice Johnson, who was sentenced to life in prison for a non-violent drug offense.
“Hopefully, for the next multiple administrations, I’ll be working with the White House, helping them with clemencies,” Kardashian said.
Letterman then asked, “But do you feel that what is being done on behalf of sentencing reform now via this current administration in any way allows the balance of democracy back in a corridor of viability?”
Kardashian replied, “Well, I have no idea what you just said.” (Uh, same!)
Hopefully, for the next multiple administrations, I’ll be working with the White House, helping them with clemencies.
Letterman changed his tack, saying, “I’m grateful for what you’re doing, but it doesn’t make me feel any better about the current administration.”
But Kardashian refused to accept the invite to bash the president, simply responding, “I understand that.”
She also refused to reveal who she will be voting for this election. (This interview was filmed before Joe Biden was selected as the Democratic nominee and before Kanye West announced he was running for president.) Letterman commented, “I know who I’m voting for,” but Kardashian maintained her silence.
Kardashian knows the price of showing support for Trump, even to achieve a worthy goal like prison reform. “Trust me, everyone called me and said, ‘Don’t you dare step foot in that White House or your reputation is done,’” Kardashian said. But she valued saving lives and helping bring about prison reform more than her reputation.
She values saving lives and helping bring about prison reform more than her reputation.
“But see, your good work is overwhelming,” Letterman admitted. “It’s a positive force that diminishes what I consider to be unacceptable behavior by the president.”
Again, Kardashian refused to be baited into bashing the president, only saying she was “extremely grateful” for the “administration’s work on criminal justice reform” and that she wants to focus on what she can do.
“Why don’t I feel like that? I’m not as good a person as you, maybe?” Letterman replied.
You can watch the whole interview on Netflix on October 21.