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Trump Admits He Pardoned Sheriff Joe Amid Hurricane Harvey Because of Higher TV Ratings

Trump Admits He Pardoned Sheriff Joe Amid Hurricane Harvey Because of Higher TV Ratings

President Donald Trump just admitted that he took advantage of higher television ratings due to Hurricane Harvey to publicize his pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The President of the United States defended his decision to pardon the controversial lawman during a press conference on Monday (August 28).

“A lot of people think it was the right thing to do,” Trump said when asked about the pardon. “In the middle of a hurricane, even though it was a Friday evening, I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally. You know, the hurricane was just starting. And I put it out that I pardoned, as we call, Sheriff Joe.”

“I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly,” Trump added. Watch the video below.

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  • j b

    Just wanted to make sure that history remembers him as a piece of shit just the way Americans all remember Richard Nixon.

  • Jamie

    I still can’t believe he was elected. It’s scary to think he might get re-elected.

  • Casey C

    this man is scum. hell both he and Sheriff Joe are scum

  • gradybridges

    Fuck this guy times infinity.

  • dreamon1978

    Piece of shit!

  • j b

    Good chance that he will be re-elected. George W. Bush was Republican scum and defied the odds to get a second term. But after Trump’s second term there will probably be 16 years old Democratic Presidential control as the party will be dead.

  • Jamie

    But, was George W. Bush as bad as Donald Trump?

  • shoes4life

    Unfortunately, he will if the Dems don’t come up with a great candidate or the Repubs can’t find a great challenger. I believe a great majority of Repubs want to see him gone, only if there is a better choice for them. Plus everyone MUST vote!

  • j b

    Back then we thought yeah he was. Americans are stupid. Still think Trump will be re-elected in 2020 as not enough will rush to the polls to vote for the Democratic nominee.