Van Jones says he thinks Kim Kardashian West will make a great lawyer.
During a virtual sit-down on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the two discuss Kardashian West’s appearance in the upcoming documentary, “The First Step.” DeGeneres asked how the reality star was doing in terms of her journey on becoming an attorney, and the 52-year-old said Kardashian West is “doing amazing.”
“She has used her platform to help people behind bars. Her dad, [the late Robert Kardashian Sr.] was a lawyer, and she always wanted to be a lawyer.” Jones said Kardashian West “got a taste of what she could do using her platform, using her brain, she hasn’t let up.”
“I think she’s gonna be an unbelievable attorney and she’s already one of the best advocates that we have in criminal justice,” he added.
Jones said he was impressed by the 40-year-old’s passion for being a lawyer back when the two met at the White House in 2018. At the time, they were working together on criminal-justice reform. “She takes these cases seriously,” said Jones, who graduated Yale Law School. “It’s embarrassing to go into a meeting with Kim Kardashian, you’re the attorney and she’s not and she knows more than you by far, and that happens all the time.”
“[Kim] is so prepared, she is so passionate, she reads the letters that she gets, and is always trying to figure out how to be helpful,” he shared. “People forget she is the daughter of a very accomplished lawyer. She is also the mother of three African-American kids, so that puts that criminal justice conversation in a different place.”
Jones went on to praise the starlet. “She is just extraordinary, and people are just going to have to reassess — she is not that kid that used to party with Paris Hilton.”