In what has been a busy morning for the tweeting president, moments ago Trump said that he would pardon Dinesh D’Souza:
“Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!” Trump tweeted.
Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2018
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsD’Souza in 2014 pleaded guilty to one charge of using a “straw donor” to make an illegal campaign contribution to a 2012 United States Senate campaign, a felony; On September 23, he was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house near his home in San Diego, as well as five years probation, and was ordered to pay a $30,000 fine.
In February 2018, D’Souza once again fell under the media spotlight for a series of tweets which mocked the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. In response to a photo of survivors reacting to Florida lawmakers voting down a proposed ban on assault weapons in the aftermath of the shooting, D’Souza tweeted “worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs”. D’Souza’s comments were condemned by both liberals and conservatives.
D’Souza’s pardon is Pres Trump’s 5th since taking office.
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