Trump, Kim Kardashian Tout Prison Reform at White House Event



you ladies and gentlemen the President of the United States thank you very much please please great occasion I want to welcome everyone to the White House we're here today to announce a vital new action that we're taking to help former inmates find a job live a crime-free life and succeed beyond their wildest dreams and this afternoon we're very grateful to have many distinguished guests including secretary Alex Acosta Alex thank you very much governor phil Bryant Thank You Phil very much governor bill d we just spent some time together Tennessee and I have to say my administration is focused on lifting up all Americans and that's exactly what we're doing with this as part of our working families agenda we've expanded apprenticeships and job training with delivered historic tax cuts the biggest ever in the history of our country and regulatory reform and we've increased access to affordable health care and childcare so it's been really important and as a result of the booming economy we're bringing Americans who have been on the sidelines back into the workforce including former inmates and those recovering from opioid addiction very important and it's been incredible the success we've had since the election we've created six million new jobs we've added more than a million new jobs in manufacturing construction and steel alone and everyone said that was going to be an impossibility to do manufacturing jobs African American Hispanic American and Asian American unemployment have reached the lowest levels and the lowest rates in the history of our country it's been an incredible situation our policies are rebuilding lives rebuilding families and rebuilding communities to realize America's full potential we must unlock the talents of Eric and Hispanic American and Asian American unemployment have reached the lowest levels and the lowest rates in the history of our country it's been an incredible situation our policies are rebuilding lives rebuilding families and rebuilding communities to realize America's full potential we must unlock the talents of that's early thank you thank you very much I think you like it it is true though since we got a pass nobody realized how tough it was they've been trying to do it for and then on the other side you had people that frankly I didn't think would be sending too many of the things that I wanted to do Phil Brian you know but they all wanted it and it's something that I'm very proud of and Jared and Ivanka were incredible and I think they were being pushed a little bit also by Kim Kardashian she's right thank you and Kanye since its passage more than a dozen states have advanced similar reforms at the state level now we must make sure that the Americans returning from prison get a true second chance right America wins when citizens with a criminal record can contribute to their communities as law-abiding members of our society when former inmates come home the single most important action we can take is to help them find a really really good job where they love the job they want to go there to make it a lot of money right and that's what's happening and that's because of a lot of reasons including the people in this room but it's also because we have a great economy and some people that wouldn't have normally made that choice they've made that choice and they are so happy I'm talking about employers they are so happy they can't even believe it they've got one man told me some of the best people that work for him now came out of prison and these are people that a few years ago they would not have given a chance and now it considers them among his best people too often former inmates are not considered for jobs even if they are qualified rehabilitated and ready to work and that's why we're taking crucial steps to encourage business to expand second-chance hiring practices so when we say higher American taking crucial steps to encourage business to expand second chance hiring practices so when we say higher America employment rate for former inmates is up to five times higher than the national average my administration has set an ambitious goal we want to cut the unemployment rate for these individuals to single digits within five years that we think there's a really good chance of doing it thank you second chance hiring is about safer communities a stronger workforce and a thriving economy thank you second chance hiring is about safer communities a stronger workforce and a thriving economy prison for an alcohol-related accident that now runs a re-entry program he's done incredibly well he's highly respected in the community he's a tremendous guy and John maybe you could come up and say a few words please prison for alcohol-related accident that now runs a reentry program he's done incredibly well he's highly respected in the community he's a tremendous guy and John maybe you could come up and say a few words please thank Thank You mr. president thank you all for being here and don't worry about the name it's Greek that's the best pronunciation anyone's done in many years again my name is John kupos and mr. president you know your courage in criminal justice reform has made America safer it's made America better I caused a car accident in in my alcoholism driving drunk and thank the Lord and killed that person mr. president and when I was in prison here I was this trial lawyer from New Jersey nobody asked me for money which was really a surprise in prison but nearly everybody asked me for a job everyone wanted a job to avoid crime to reunify with their families to pay child support and I never forgot that and as my journey towards sobriety took shape I was blessed with people like in the folks in this room who gave me that second chance to contribute and I would go on to build a very large reentry program in New Jersey everyone wanted a job to avoid crime to reunify with their families to pay child support and I never forgot that and as my journey towards sobriety took shape I was blessed with people like in the folks in this room who gave me that second chance to contribute and I would go on to build a very large reentry program in New Jersey from there I would go on to be recruited to work down here in Washington DC to help do this nationally I've worked with Governor Bryant so many good people in the room and without a second chance I don't know where I would have been I'm not sure if I could have stayed sober I certainly know I wouldn't have contributed the level I you did next was a justice issue of our time this is a civil rights issue of our time this is a prosperity issue of our time and mr. president thanks to you it's all of our time god bless you Thank You Jonas that's an incredible story and I can't tell you the job he's done so respected across the federal government we're giving former inmates the resources they need to make the most of their new lease on life today the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced it thank you John incredible that's an incredible story and I can't tell you the job he's done so respected across the federal government we're giving former inmates the resources they need to make the most of their new lease on life today the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced that which underwrite companies that hire former prisoners we're expanding our second-chance Pell Grant pilot program to allow individuals to use their time in prison to take college-level classes that's that's great that's the Department of Energy has begun a new initiative to inform American workers including former inmates about great jobs in the booming energy industry and that is a great industry that's the Department of Energy has begun a new initiative to inform American workers including former inmates about great jobs in the booming energy industry and that is a great industry fly for both federal government jobs and affordable housing something that were unable to be here with us today is Marcus Bullock who went to prison as a miner in 1996 and now runs a technology company and he's doing a very good job Marcus please come up and say hello you're here thank you thank you so much mr. president when I was in sales c12 I've never thought that I will be standing here on this podium so I'm gonna suck all of this moment when I was 15 years old I made one of the worst mistakes of my life and it landed me when I was 15 years old I made one of the worst mistakes of my life and it landed me if I mom began to see and my mom made a commitment because she wanted to understand she wanted me to understand that there was life after prison there would be potential days that look like this and so my mom wrote me letters and she sent me pictures every day for the remaining six years of my prison sentence until I came home so that she can show me the window to the world and this is why I'm so glum began to see and my mom made a commitment because she wanted to understand she wanted me to understand that there was life after prison there would be potential days that look like this and so my mom wrote me letters and she sent me pictures every day for the remaining six years of my prison sentence until I came home so that she can show me the window to the world and this is why I'm so grateful for what happens when I'm around the country and we having conversations around the first-step act and what we're doing down with these second chances because even once I came home it was still very challenging for me to get a job after finally finding a job at a paint store minimum wage job and I was very very grateful just to be able to get a job and it was really only and while we were building opportunities for other men and women to come home and have a great place to be able to work with the sustainable employment we wanted to venture out a little bit further in in 2012 we started our first tech company that tech company flick shop is now a venture back company that connects families back to their incarcerated loved ones the same way that my mom wrote me letters and pictures when I was in prison we've connected over 140,000 families around the country and I'm so grateful because the resources that are flowing back into these prison cells using our tech is building the next generation of entrepreneurs leaders business executives like me and great employees as some of you all's incredible companies I'm so grateful to be a small part of the solution because we do understand that this crisis is huge but with you guys's leadership I'm feel very very optimistic about the future of employment and tomorrow Marcus will be announcing a run for a major public office thank you very much really fantastic today we're also joined by many employers who are hiring former inmates and helping us build the strongest economy on earth we have some very successful people in this room and we appreciate it all very much thank you very much great job among the leaders who join us today is Steve Preston the CEO of goodwill goodwill employees and provides training and other services for more than 100,000 former inmates each and every year Steve I want to thank you for the devotion and all that you do for a second chance Steve well thank you very much mr. president for your leadership in the first step for step act and and for working with Congress to pass this in a bipartisan fashion that just sounds great doesn't it yeah it really does because we know that it's not an issue of one side of the aisle of the other it's an issue for the entire country and now we all get to work together to ensure that we truly give people who are coming back home a real second chance you know we all know about high recidivism rates but it does not have to be that way I know because if the president said last year alone goodwill worked with over a hundred thousand second-chance individuals and with the right kind of support those recidivism rates plummet and in their place come high success rates so we need to provide support for people to get back on their feet to stabilize their lives and so importantly define just your loan goodwill worked with over a hundred thousand second-chance individuals and with the right kind of support those recidivism rates plummet and in their place come high success rates so we need to provide support for people to get back on their feet to stabilize their lives and so importantly define both for the individuals and for their families and it's so important that we remember those families in this process so thank you again mr. president for all that you are doing to be part of a to advance this important effort thank you guys for your stories I these are like there's no better testimony than to see what's happening here and there are other people around the country that have to say experience if they're given the right chance thank you and I thought maybe I just take a moment so at the White House and been with me now three and a half years the same experience if they're given the right chance thank you and I thought maybe I just take a moment so at the White House and been with me now three and a half years she's done an incredible job we've been through a lot together and she's tough but she's good you know you also have tough and bad right she's tough and she's good she's great and she's gonna be leaving the service of her country and she is going to be going I guess you could say private sector but I hope she's going to she comes from a great state Arkansas I was a state I won by a lot so I like it but we love our concern she's gonna be going back to Arkansas with her great family her husband was fantastic guy and her family and I don't know Phil and folks if we can get her to run for the governor of Oregon so I think she'll be very well and I I'm trying to get her to do that but I just saw in the room that I really wanted to call her up she's a special person a very very fine woman she has been so great she has such heart she's strong but with great great heart and I want to thank you for an outstanding job and thank you I'll try not to get emotional because I know that crying can make us look weak sometimes right this has been the honor of a lifetime the opportunity of a lifetime I couldn't be prouder to have had the opportunity to serve my country and particularly to work for this president he I'll try not to get emotional because I know that crying can make us look weak sometimes right this has been the honor of a lifetime the opportunity of a lifetime I couldn't be prouder to have had the opportunity to serve my country and particularly to work for this president he has accomplished so much in these two and a half years and it's truly been something I will treasure forever it's one of the greatest jobs I could ever have I've loved every minute even the hard minutes I have loved it I love the president I love the team that I've had the opportunity to work for the president is surrounded by some of the most incredible and then in the meantime I'm going to continue to be one of the most outspoken and loyal supporters of the president and his agenda and I know he's gonna have an incredible six more years and get a whole lot more done like what we're here to celebrate today and I don't want to take away from that so I certainly want to get back to the tremendous thing that the people behind me have done and thanking them in the meantime I'm going to continue to be one of the most outspoken and loyal supporters of the president and his agenda and I know he's gonna have an incredible six more years and get a whole lot more done like what we're here to celebrate today and I don't want to take away from that so I certainly want to get back to the tremendous thing that the people behind me have done and thank you so much mr. president's truly an honor great person Thank You Sara and this guy is some guy in some athlete that I can tell you so maybe you could just talk a little bit about what we're doing and how well you're doing with it right Thank You Johnny so I remember December 2018 waking up one morning and reading in the newspaper that Congress had signed it passed and the president had signed the first step act I literally did not believe that would ever happen and and I mean so much so that it kind of got up and said I can't believe it like he said he'd do it but hadn't vividly remember December 2018 waking up one morning and reading in the newspaper that Congress had signed it passed and the President had signed the first-step Act I literally did not believe that would ever happen and and I mean so much so that it kind of got up and said I can't believe it like he said he'd do it but how didn't they give hundred thousand HR people across the globe our companies employ a hundred and fifteen million people every day and so we said there's some role that we must be able to play and instantly it hit me what's the next step what we know is that once people get out too often get out of incarceration too often they return because they can't find a job these aren't bad people they're people who are trying to survive and we can play a role in that if we can help remove some of the barriers those barriers that lead to high levels of recidivism again no one wants to go back and so what we needed to do is figure out how we could play a role the country's human resources professionals to remove the barrier of employment and so we're bringing bad people back into the workplace so we went back to my team it was of course a week before Christmas wait a minute what you want me to work over the weekend I said yes mark Holden and his team he's in the room Ginny Thank You Jenny we all said we'd work together on the weekend with my chief of staff and I team we came up with an idea to remove the barrier of employment and so we're bringing bad people back into the workplace so we went back to my team it was of course a week before Christmas wait a minute what you want me to work over the weekend I said yes mark Holden and his team Jenny Jenny's in the room Ginny Thank You Jenny we all said we'd work together on the weekend with my chief of staff and our team when we came up with an ID oak Richard Branson myself we had people just signing up and so now all of a sudden mr. president your goal your goal of getting that five times the number down to single digits we're gonna do it and the Society for Human Resource Management Oh Richard Branson myself we had people just signing up and so now all of a sudden mr. president's your goal your goal of getting that five times the number down to single digits we're gonna do it and the Society for Human Resource Management sherm and our 300,000 members are committed we're gonna play our role we're gonna be warriors to get these warriors back to work thank you god bless you Thank You Johnny this afternoon we also arson and I hear she's starting to study law she's also one of the most successful people in the entertainment business soon she'll be one of the most successful lawyers I hate to tell all my lawyers back there but I knew it I knew her father and I'd say she's got good genes that I can tell you good genes for everything and she's been a real friend and her husband has been a real friend of mine Kim kardashian-west hi it really is such an honor to be here today so thank you my whole journey with Kim kardashian-west hi it really is such an honor to be here today so thank you my whole journey with the president granted clemency to and after that I really spent so much time going to different prisons because I really had no connection to anybody on the inside and really just felt like for me I I'm at the place in my life that I wanted to make a difference and just wanted to do the right thing but I didn't know how or what to do or even really what was going on and so after going to visit so many different prisons and really sitting down with lifers with every situation you can possibly imagine my heart just completely opened up and I wanted to do more so I started to study the law which is you know law school basically in California and my attorneys are here today Aaron and Jessica from cut 50 they thank you so art just completely opened up and I wanted to do more so I started to study the law which is you know law school basically in California and my attorneys are here today Aaron and Jessica from cut 50 they thank you like learning how you get bills passed and working on it from the ground up so to get the president's support and to see it come to fruition was magic and the one thing that I just realized that needed so much support that I'm happy to help and be supportive where I can was the reentry of people coming home and seeing the lack of support that really existed whether it's housing or the amount of letters that I get with people just needing transportation to job interviews to jobs these people want to work they want the best outcome and I'm so happy to be here today amongst people that want the same thing and that really believe in supporting their reentry so I'm so happy to announce today that we have a rideshare partnership where formerly incarcerated people will be gifted gift cards so that they can get rides to and from job interviews to and from jobs family members and that is so important so needed and I just want to thank the president for really standing behind this issue and seeing the compassion that he's had for criminal justice has been really remarkable so I just want to thank all of the organizations that are you know partnering with everything that's going on and really being supportive because it really does mean a lot to so many people that I've had the pleasure to speak to and I think the auction that he's had for criminal justice has been really remarkable so I just want to thank all of the organizations that are you know partnering with everything that's going on and really being supportive because it really does mean a lot to so many people that I've had the pleasure to speak to and I think the of this partnership with the rideshare organization thank you thank you right I think she's pretty popular huh what do you I can tell you this if she is your assistant she's your assistant two lawyers she's your assistant she's the highest paid assistant Ingres has never been anything like it anyway Thank You Kim that was beautiful I want to also just well it'd be a couple of friends and they've been really incredible to me pastor Daryl Scott just stand up he is some point he's a religious man but I watched him on CNN so often and you know I wouldn't say that's the friendliest and how much you take apart people like there were nothing so thank you Pastor he's a faster 2020 we'll do it again we're gonna do it again and pastor Paula white Thank You Paula that supporters benefit thank you for right from the beginning both of them in every action we take we are revitalizing our cities restoring hope to our communities and uniting citizens all across our country we're helping families grow their incomes and attend the schools of their choice earn a great living and have a truly rewarding career we want to ensure that every American is prepared for the jobs of today and for the industries of tomorrow and together we are expanding the blessings of America for every citizen from every background from every community and every walk of life we are breaking down old barriers tearing down yesterday's obstacles and reprieve Romaric and is prepared for the jobs of today and for the industries of tomorrow and together we're expanding the blessings of America for every citizen from every background from every community and every walk of life we are breaking down old barriers tearing down yesterday's obstacles and reply' bout it and you know about it very well and thank you we really appreciate you being here and will not stop until everyone in our national family can achieve their own beautiful American dream want to thank everybody for being here god bless you god bless america very much appreciate it thank you all very much and you know about it very well and thank you we really appreciate you being here and will not stop until everyone in our national family can achieve their own beautiful American Dream want to thank everybody for being here god bless you god bless america very much appreciate it thank you all very much ladies and gentlemen please remain seated as the president departs the East Wing

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    3.Huge expenses on soil. Very high rate of habitat in near future.
    4.Loss of habitat of both animals and mankind.
    Slums must be watered
    5.Unwanted bombarding.
    In coming years reduction in land will occur and the reason is not overpopulation but a very high advancement of technology and machine.
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    Equipments as told by Trump Sir.

  2. I can do a lot, but I can’t do stupid. How is it that a Porn Star is speaking to the American people ( by speaking ) I mean barley able to form a coherent sentence…..follow a chain of though from beginning to end you know communicate.

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    has stated, something is wrong, but then again with today's politicians is there anything right? It is all about the money, publicity, influence and power, nothing more. "We the People" have been reduced to nothing more than an expandable source of revenue to the political system.

  4. Something is wrong I'm afraid they turned Trump or did something to him in the UK. Mainstream media is all adoring no critical comments from Trump followers about weird events of the day. Sarah Huckabee Sanders leaving President Trump after two-and-a-half years of fiercely loyal support, all of a sudden, out of the blue.
    Donald Trump signs an executive order deregulating Monsanto and genetically modified foods today?!? Now he gives Hillary Clinton supporter, KK, Miss plastic body bimbo of the tissue thin intellect and the dump truck behind, a bully pulpit to parade herself as the champion for prison reform when plenty of people have worked for years and she just chooses it for her flavor of the day outfit and our President Donald Trump lets himself be used for this event? Something feels wrong. Where are the other perceptive people out there? why aren't they commenting?, it makes no sense.

  5. One single case of a poor woman in prison is commercially used for election now. Trump as usual her dad was a friend and her halsband is a friend and she is friend of mine proving that the small circles of families friends who happened to be billions are the ones rule a big huge country. Fuck kim. If she were not rich and a "friend" of trump, he would have grabbed her by the pussy! I really don't understand how women still stand next to him… Whenever a woman refuses to do anything with him, she is nasty! Good for you Meghan markle.

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