New phone, who dis? Back in 2018, Kim Kardashian famously met with then-President Donald Trump in the Oval Office about pardoning Alice Johnson, a woman who'd been sentenced to life in prison on a first-time drug charge. The POTUS eventually agreed with Kim and pardoned Alice.
A new book claims Kim tried to push her luck a bit with Trump three years later, but he wasn't having it because he assumed she didn't vote for him in the 2020 election. In fact, he reportedly hung up on her.
Click through for the unbelievable account of the alleged call…
In his new book, "Tired of Winning," ABC News' Johnathan Karl claims Donald Trump agreed to pardon Alice Johnson but he also wanted something in return from Kim Kardashian: her presumed influence with professional athletes.
"A source familiar with the conversations tells me Trump listened to her requests [for clemency] and demanded a straight-up quid pro quo," Johnathan writes, according to excerpts of the book obtained by Axios. "He would grant the commutations, he told Kardashian, if she leveraged her celebrity connections to get football stars who were friends of hers to come visit him at the White House."
Kim, it seems, was actually on board.
"Kardashian actually tried to do what Trump demanded, seeing it as a small price to pay to get justice for people she believed were serving unjust sentences. But all the players she approached declined," the book claims. "Trump had become too toxic. In the final two weeks of his presidency, nobody wanted to be anywhere near him."
A few months after Donald Trump lost the 2020 election and left the White House, he retreated to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. At this point, Kim Kardashian was gaining a reputation for helping inmates, and she was hoping for Trump's endorsement of a clemency plea for another prisoner. This time, the controversial politician wasn't having it.
Johnathan Karl writes that the reality star called Mar-a-Lago and "quickly received a call back from Trump."
"Hell no, the former president told her. He wouldn't do it. 'You voted for Biden and now you come asking me for a favor?' Trump told her," the book claims. "After a few more choice words, the line went dead. Trump had hung up on her."
Kim Kardashian has never publicly stated whom she voted for in the 2020 election, but she hinted that her ballot was cast for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
After Biden won the election, Kim tweeted a photo of the president-elect and vice president-elect with three blue heart emojis.
Donald Trump has denied the allegations about himself in Johnathan Karl's new book, "Tired of Winning." He also took some potshots at the author-journalist…
"Disgraceful and talentless John Carl [sic] is a back-bencher who could never get his own show for obvious reasons. Excerpts previously released from this 'book' have already been thoroughly debunked," the former POTUS told Axios. "This filth either belongs in the discount bargain bin in the fiction section of the bookstore or should be repurposed as toilet paper."