David Letterman confronts Kim Kardashian West about working with Trump

DThe avid letterman knows how to make a splash. Three seasons of his Netflix interview series My next guest needs no introductionThis is the most recent of which drops this Wednesday – the former Show late The host descends primarily on the famous guest for each premiere episode.

Former President Barack Obama arrived in early 2018, leaving the long-suffering letterman in office, giving me an in-depth on-camera interview. Last year, season two opened with a fiery sit-down with Kanye West, both of whom said they felt “bullied” by liberals for supporting Trump and admitted they had never voted in their lives. “Then you don’t have to say anything about this,” Letterman was fired upon by a mob, including the rapper’s wife, Kim Kardashian West.

Now, it’s time for the reality show star-turned-mogul to join the stage with Letterman, another interesting conversation opening season three.

Letterman began the interview, which was taped earlier this year, before the coronavirus epidemic began, advising the Kardashian clan to arrive late at the theater. “Oh for Christ’s sake, not on a showtime ticket?” He jokingly asked as Chris Jenner, Court Kardashian and Open Kardashian file. An empty seat next to Jenner has been occupied by the next Kanni West.

Before the interview itself begins with Letterman’s bizarre questions about hair extensions, the host kind of apologizes for actually joking. Moving on with the Kardashians In her Show late Monologue back in the day. “Well, we’re here and we’re not smiling anymore,” he says, pointing to the tremendous success his family has had. He also rejects the whole notion that Kardashian is “famous for being famous” because he admits that his work involves little skill in creating shows.

From there, things quickly turn to better topics, including her father’s role in the OJ Simpson trial – she still won’t say if she thinks she’s guilty of having respect for her children – and Kardashian’s most recent crusade as a lawyer. Prison sentence reform. Which, of course, leads to a possible alliance with President Donald Trump.

“Hopefully, for the next multiple administrations, I will work with the White House, and help them,” Kardashian explains, as a photo appears on the screen of a life with Alice Johnson, the woman’s life imprisonment. Was. Trip to the Oval Office with Trump.

Clearly uncomfortable with the idea of ​​helping Trump’s image, Letterman asks, “But do you think what is being done by the current administration on behalf of sentencing reform can somehow return the balance of democracy to the corridors of viability?”

This is a terrifying word, an unintentional question that only gives her guest a logical response, which answers, “Well, I don’t realize what you just said.”

After the laughter and applause died, Letterman tries a second chance. He says, “I’m grateful for what you’re doing, but it doesn’t make me feel any better about the current administration.” But, as he has repeatedly done over the past few years, Kardashian refuses to say a bad word about the White House man, simply telling him, “I understand that.”

She wouldn’t even tell Letterman who she was voting for in the presidential election, she would press with him as she sat in silence, “I know who I’m voting for.” However, before Joe Biden closed the Democratic nomination and the International Desk. The interview was taped, before Kanye West officially threw his MAGA hat into the ring, but it clearly means whoever has the best chance of beating Trump.

“Trust me, everyone called me and said, ‘You wouldn’t dare step into the White House because your reputation is gone,'” Kardashian argued. “It was a little price to pay to save people’s lives or they would die in prison.” .

“But look, your good work is overwhelming,” admits Letterman. “It’s a positive force that reduces what I consider unacceptable behavior by the president.”

Trust me, everyone called me and said, ‘You wouldn’t dare take a step into the White House because your reputation is gone.’

– Kim Kardashian West

Instead of agreeing that any such “unacceptable behavior” exists, Kardashian simply says he is “extremely grateful” for the administrative work on criminal justice reform and will focus on what he can achieve.

“Why don’t I think so?” I’m not a good person like you, maybe? Letterman asks in reply, before he realizes that he has probably reached an end and moves on to other subjects. Their conversation ends with a truly heartbreaking account of the 2016 Paris robbery, during which Kardashian says she is sure she will die.

During the hour, Letterman’s clear affection for Kardashian is evident. Eventually, she said she “came to the right side of everything.” But he is clearly hurt by his clear refusal to criticize Trump, whom he has known for decades should never be given the presidency.

Months after his interview, Alice Johnson appeared at the Republican National Convention as a featured speaker. But when she thanked the president for the sentence, he refused to accept her for a second term. Like Kardashian, Johnson told CNN’s Jack Tapper that he was “focused” on this narrow mission and clearly did not want to say anything that would sink Trump’s ego.

As a fellow reality show star, Kardashian knows that Trump cares more about what he likes than helping people choose so that he doesn’t reveal the slightest hint of rejection. Letterman has become a world class interviewer in his new long format, but he also couldn’t break it.