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{STREETZ MORNING TAKEOVER} VAN JONES TO KIM KARDASHIAN: IS TRUMP USING YOU?

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KIM KARDASHIAN DENIES SHE’S BEING USED AS A POLITICAL PAWN BUT SAYS KANYE HAS GIVEN TRUMP ‘LEGITIMACY’

Kim Kardashian West is responding to those who say Donald Trump used her as a political pawn in securing the commutation of Alice Marie Johnson, the 63-year-old first-time nonviolent drug offender who in 1996 was given a life sentence without parole.

Speaking with CNN’s Van Jones in an interview that aired Thursday, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star, 37, responded to criticism that she now endorses the president after he accepted her months-long campaign for Johnson’s freedom.

“I think Kanye’s already given him legitimacy in that way,” Kardashian West said, referring to her rapper husband’s public support for Trump, even calling the commander-in-chief his “brother” in April.

“I was working on this before. I don’t think I would be used. At the end of the day, he heard me out. We got the job done. What could he really use me for?” she told Jones.

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