Thursday, May 31, 2018

Trump only pardons the famous

Today, Trump announced that he was pardoning professional racist troll Dinesh D'Souza, and floated the idea of pardoning disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and celebrity chef Martha Stewart. Last week Trump gave a posthumous pardon to famous boxer Jack Johnson. Last month he pardoned infamous Dick Cheney aide Scooter Libby. Before that he pardoned the racist showboat Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

All of those people are famous. I knew who all of them were before the pardon news came out. Putting aside the question whether any of them deserve a pardon, has Trump pardoned anyone who isn't famous?