"I know I got so many times that people would tell me," Don't go to the White House, your career is over, don't go there, "the reality star said of critics trying to deter her from to work with President Trump's administration on endowment.
"And I have just weighted the decision where it was like … saving a life or maybe having bad tweets about me or a bad news story in a few days . I guarantee you that the people sitting behind the bars do not care who the president is. They just want this relief. And so if I could have done that, I don't care about that, "she told Van Jones on" The Van Jones Show ", Saturday at ET at CNN.
Since Johnson's commutation, Kardashian has worked with lawyers and activists, including Jones, at a national bilingual conference group on criminal reform.
"I will not be put in a box," she said. "I saw a comment where someone said," You must be in your path. You can have ambitions, but don't be too ambitious. "… I read it to my husband in bed and I was like, "This will even push me harder," she said.
She said that her family, including husband Kanye West, supports her hopes.
"Come home, I have my backpack. [My kids] have their backpack. They study I am studying. And they see that I have this movie career and I have makeup tests tested all over my arm while trying to read my flashcards. … I hope they are inspired to know they can do the hard work, "she said.
Kardashian West also quoted his father Robert Kardashian, who received national attention as O.J. Simpson's defense attorney as an inspiration to study to become a lawyer.
"It's in me," she said.
For the full interview set to "The Van Jones Show" Saturday at. 1