Donald Trump knows no bounds in his self-serving quest for the black vote. Hours after the RNC officially ended, Trump announced that RNC guest Alice Johnson who was imprisoned for a drug offense received a pardon and will be forgiven for her apparent crimes against society (the drug offence here guys.). It’s glorious that Johnson received a pardon and will be granted a full chance to be part of society again. But it’s a shame that the only reason she got it is because Trump is pandering to black people.
Johnson had been questionably convicted in 1996 in an alleged Memphis based cocaine trafficking scheme. Of course, Johnson heaped nothing but praise upon Trump for his supposed relief of her conviction although failed to address the many monstrosities committed by the Trump Administration.
In this image from video, Alice Johnson speaks Thursday night during the Republican National Convention. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)
FUN FACT: According to United States law, a pardon shortens or outright ends a sentence and conviction against a prisoner. A pardon thus also vacates the conviction and the then prisoner is given the right to prove themselves against to society.