Donald Trump on Friday said he was “looking at” a pardon for longtime GOP operative Roger Stone — who was convicted of lying to Congress, among other things — who is set to report to prison for more than three years on Monday, saying he was treated “unfairly.” Trump has repeatedly suggested that he’ll pardon his close friend.
“I’ll be looking at it,” Trump told reporters as he departed the White House. “I think Roger Stone was very unfairly treated, as were many people.”
Then, Trump somehow suggested that former President Barack Obama, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, and former FBI director James Comey should be in prison. We’re only surprised that Trump didn’t throw in Hillary Clinton’s name while trying to get his colleagues to participate in a “Lock her up!” chant.
“And in the meantime, Comey and all these guys are walking around, including Biden and Obama, because we caught them spying on my campaign. Who would have believed that?”
Trump suggests Obama and Biden, but not Roger Stone, should be facing prison terms pic.twitter.com/jRil32V3yn
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 10, 2020
What Walter Schaub said:
f this filthbag
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) July 10, 2020
In November last year, the Justice Department’s inspector general found no evidence to support Trump’s baseless claim that the FBI inserted spies in his 2016 presidential campaign. Stone was found guilty by a jury of his peers, but our law and order president wants to grant him clemency because the Republican operative always kissed his ass. Trump is running out of friends as he flails in the polls behind Biden — who he wants to toss into prison for no reason whatsoever.
We don’t jail critics in the United States. We don’t imprison former presidents out of a sitting president’s obsessive jealousy of his predecessor, and yet, here we are with Trump discussing just that. I’d vote for a face-eating murder hornet over this Nazi land whale. The crimes Stone committed were on Trump’s behalf, by the way.
Trump needs to hire a new writer because his schtick is getting old.
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