Just one day after President Donald Trump used his executive power to commute the sentence of disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardon former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik, comedienne Chelsea Handler took the opportunity to slam Trump for…racism.
Because, as we all know at this point, everything is racist.
“While our president exonerates criminals and releases them from jail, notice what color they all are,” Handler tweeted, accusing the president of only pardoning or giving leniency to whites.
To which pardon recipient Angela Stanton-King gave the perfect response:
I’m BLACK ☝🏽 https://t.co/eIZblVKpWM— Angela Stanton-King (@theangiestanton) February 19, 2020
One the same day Trump pardoned Kerik and commuted Blagojevich’s sentence, he also issued a full pardon to Stanton-King, a former “Real Wives of Atlanta” star who served six months under house arrest for her role in a car theft ring. He also granted clemency to Tynice Hall, a 36-year-old black woman who has served 14 years of an 18-year sentence for using her apartment to distribute drugs, and to Crystal Munoz, a Latina woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping smuggling weed.
Prior to this round of pardons and commutations, Trump in 2018 also commuted the life sentence of Alice Johnson, a black single mother of five who was given life in prison in 1996 for her involvement in a cocaine trafficking ring in Memphis.
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