As I mentioned yesterday, President Trump pardoned Jack Johnson, the first black man to become world heavyweight champion, for his violation of the Mann Act in 1913.
Today, President Trump posthumously pardoned heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. pic.twitter.com/JzKP87ZxVM
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 24, 2018
President Obama had been asked to pardon him… but decided, for one reason or another, not to.
I guess there was just no room in the nearly 2,000 pardons he doled out over the years. (1,927, to be exact.)
Of course, the rabid libs are making SURE President Trump doesn’t get any credit for this… by explaining why Obama didn’t do it himself.
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) May 24, 2018
AHAHA yeah, ok.
Then JOY FREAKING REID joins in:
President Obama deeply believed in America’s institutions as the nation’s chief executive. Love it or get frustrated by it, he wasn’t faking that. He was the diametric opposite of what we have now, which is a president who is crashing through norms like a china shop bull. https://t.co/EiH3TenDZD
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 24, 2018
WTF are you even saying, Joy? No way you ACTUALLY believe this garbage.
Obama pardoned Bradley Manning who committed treason against the US.
— David Starsky (@Det_Starsky) May 25, 2018
You know. There’s that.
B.S. Obama hated law enforcement, an American institution. He told them they “acted stupidly” before getting all the facts because he has a strong bias against them compelling him to believe the worst.
— The Military Has Never Used AR15s (@John_Monahan) May 25, 2018
Obama weaponized the IRS against Tea Party groups
He weaponized the DOJ against reporters
He weaponized the FBI against the Trump campaign
But you do you, Joy
— Blue State Snooze (@BlueSnoozeBlue) May 25, 2018
Oh ok; IRS Targeting, VA Waiting List, GSA Spending Spree, Attack on the Benghazi Compound, Clinton Emails, Fast and Furious Gun Walking, Solyndra Subsidies, DOJ and the New Black Panther Party, A Job for Sestak. Want more?
— Ed (@EdOffner) May 25, 2018
Obama didn’t even have a concept of separation of powers or checks and balances. By all means, let’s have this discussion, but it’s hard to take you seriously when you won’t be honest about how we got here. https://t.co/DIosyTRkgK
— Mo Mo (@molratty) May 25, 2018
But seriously, Joy, tell me again how Obama didn’t pardon a man who was sentenced out of racism in 1913 because he “deeply believed in America’s institutions.” Go for it.