What an absolutely wonderful moment at the RNC a few minutes ago when President Trump pardoned Jon Ponder, a former bank robber turned activist who started “Hope for Prisoners,” a non-profit dedicated to helping former convicts re-enter society:
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) August 26, 2020
Sorry, Joe. Elections have consequences:
By granting a pardon as a segment of the GOP Convention, Pres Trump showcases the power of the presidency, with an act of Executive Clemency @JoeBiden could not match.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 26, 2020
But to the media and liberal blue-checks, this was an unprecedented use of presidential power for political purposes:
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 26, 2020
Oh, FFS! Katie Pavlich has it right:
The media's reaction to Jon Ponder's pardon is just so telling. President Trump is so good at getting these people to expose themselves.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 26, 2020
More hate and snark at President Trump’s action:
Pardons are for sale at RNC convention. Bid now and get a set of steak knives.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 26, 2020
I’m going to go out on a limb and say no president has ever used his pardon power during a partisan political convention. Until now.
— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) August 26, 2020
Trump is going to need a pardon for signing a pardon in the middle of a political convention.
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 26, 2020
President Trump is awarding a pardon as a political prop during the Republican National Convention
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) August 26, 2020
Ivanka, so proud that your father a reality tv star staged his pardon during the #RNCConvention2020 to try and win more than 8 percent of the black vote.
— Gary R'nel (@GaryRnel) August 26, 2020
So wait…did he issue a pardon to be timed with the RNC?
So they could make a video?
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) August 26, 2020