Donald Trump’s pardons just keep getting worse and worse. On Tuesday night, he absolved a combination of war criminals and disgraced Republicans. On Wednesday, he took it a step further.
Last night, pardons were issued to Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, father of Jared. in 2004, Charles Kushner admitted to hiring a prostitute in an effort to entrap his own brother-in-law. Joe Scarborough did not hold back his feelings on Trump’s actions Thursday morning. The Morning Joe host said Trump just pardoned, “the sleaziest gang of scum.”
Remember explaining to Rob Reiner his amp, turned it up to 11?” the host asked. “And the Trump administration? You didn’t think it was possible, but they turned the sleaze up to 11.”
“Pardoning like the sleaziest gang of just — just scum. Just — just political scum and this is what the Republican Party now is. This is what the Republican Party has enabled, what every Republican senator — it has all led to this. They are all responsible, every last one of them, except for [Sen.] Mitt Romney (R-UT), who voted to impeach the president of the United States.”
The former congressman concluded, “This is just the scum — they’re the vile political creatures who lied over and over again to the FBI, committed one crime after another. but what do they have in common? They have in common that at critical moments in the Mueller investigation, they were all floated a pardon by this president. All bribed by the president of the United States, to keep quiet.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.