Dthe avid Letterman knows how to make a splash. More than three seasons of his Netflix interview series My Next Needs Unnecessary Introduction—The last one to fall this Wednesday – the first Evening Show The host came with a major guest for each episode of the premiere.
Former President Barack Obama first arrived in early 2018, giving his most in-depth camera interview since leaving office with the long-haired Letterman. Last year, season two opened a fiery sit-down with Kanye West, who both said he felt “bullied” by liberals for supporting Trump and admitted he had never voted in his life. “Then you have nothing to say here,”; Letterman shot cheers from the crowd along with rapper Kim Kardashian West’s wife.
Now, this is the reality show that the star-turn-fashion mogul turned to join Letterman on stage for another amazing conversation to open the third stage.
Letterman began the interview, which was taped earlier this year, before the pandemic coronavirus began, by concern for the Kardashian clan for the late arrival at the theater. “Oh for the sake of Christ, showtime is not on the ticket?” he jokingly asked as Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian filed. An empty seat next to Jenner was immediately occupied by a later Kanye West.
The interview itself began with really curious questions from Letterman about hair extensions before the host actually submitted an apology for the laughter Preservation of the Kardashians to her Evening Show monologues back in the day. “So, we are here and we are not laughing now,” he said, pointing to the tremendous success his family has achieved. He also denies the whole notion that Kardashian is “famous for being famous” because he admits he has some skills involved in making a show like their function.
From there, things quickly shifted toward more topics, including his father’s role in OJ Simpson’s trial – he still wouldn’t say if he thought he was guilty in respect of his children — and Kardashian’s latest crusade as an advocate for prison sentence reform. Which, of course, leads to his unlikely alliance with President Donald Trump.
“I hope, for the next many administrations, I will work with the White House, helping them with clemencies,” Kardashian explained, as a picture appeared on her screen with Alice Johnson, the woman whose life sentence was he personally convinced the president to cut back, at the Oval Office with Trump.
Clearly uncomfortable with the notion of helping Trump’s image, Letterman asked, “But do you think what is being done in the name of reforming the reforms now by this current administration in any way allows the balance of democracy that back in a hallway of survival? “
It was a creepy, nonsensical question indicating the only logical response from his guest, who replied, “Well, I have no idea what you said.”
After the laughter and applause died, Letterman tried the letter again. “I appreciate what you are doing, but it does not make me better the current administration,” he said. But over and over again over the past few years, Kardashian has refused to say a bad word about the man in the White House, only telling her, “I understand that.”
He would not even tell Letterman who he was voting for in the presidential election, sitting in silence while forcing him, “I know who I am voting for.” Although the interview was taped before Joe Biden locked the Democratic nomination and before Kanye West officially threw his MAGA hat on the ring, the clear implication is who has the best chance of defeating Trump.
“Trust me, everyone called me and said, ‘Don’t you dare go to the White House or your reputation is gone,'” said Kardashian, arguing that a small price would be paid for save the lives of people otherwise die in prison.
“But you see, your good work is very good,” Letterman admitted. “This is a positive force that reduces what I consider to be unacceptable behavior by the president.”
“Trust me, everyone called me and said, ‘Don’t you dare walk into the White House or your reputation is over.’“
– Kim Kardashian West
Instead of agreeing that any such “unacceptable behavior” exists, Kardashian simply said he was “extremely grateful” for the administration’s work on criminal justice reform and “remains committed.” “in what he can do.
“Why didn’t I feel that way? I’m not as good a person as you are, perhaps? Letterman asked in response, before realizing that he had probably reached a dead end and moved on to other topics. Their conversation culminated in a truly horrific account of the robbery in Paris in 2016 in which Kardashian said he was sure he was going to die.
Throughout the time, Letterman’s love for Kardashian was evident. Eventually, he told her “he came out on the right side of everything.” But he is also clearly grieving over his absolute refusal to criticize Trump, whom he has known for decades should not have been given presidential power.
A few months after their interview, Alice Johnson appeared as a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention. But as he deeply thanked the president for changing his sentence, he vehemently refused to endorse him for a second term. Like Kardashian, Johnson told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he was “committed” to this narrow mission and clearly did not want to say anything that might beat Trump’s ego.
As a co-star in reality show, Kardashian knows that Trump cares more about liking than he really helps people so he won’t reveal even the slightest hint of disapproval. Letterman has been an interviewer around the world in his new format for a long time, but even he was unable to break it.