Waleed Aly has taken aim at Kim Kardashian’s recent advocate work campaigning to free a convicted grandmother from prison.
The reality star succeeded in her quest to free Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a first-time drug offence in the US.
The 63-year-old grandma was given a presidential pardon after Kim met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office last week.
However, it seems Kim’s efforts haven’t gone down well with Waleed.
“She’s actually achieved nothing,” he said on The Project on Thursday night. “She’s achieved something for one person in one case.”
In fact, the 39-year-old branded the whole situation as “awful”.
“Because you now have a president who effectively thinks he can do things by pardons,” he explained. “Everything goes through him. I’ll just make a decision, ‘You’re saved, you’re not. You’re free, you go to hell.'”
The presenter also noted, “that’s the opposite of the way it’s supposed to work”.
Carrie Bickmore seemed to agree with her co-host.
She explained it showcased Trump’s “attachment to celebrity”.
The White House released an official statement earlier this week saying that Alice Johnson had “accepted responsibility for her past behaviour”.
“Today, President Donald J. Trump granted a commutation to Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother who has served almost 22 years in Federal prison for a first-time criminal offence,” the statement read.
“While this Administration will always be very tough on crime, it believes that those who have paid their debt to society and worked hard to better themselves while in prison deserve a second chance.”
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