Isn’t it scary when your president is worried about television ratings and being upstaged by a natural disaster? That’s the feeling most American’s have to have after Donald Trump told reporters that the timing of his pardon for former Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, was apart of a ratings grab and to draw attention away from Hurricane Harvey
“I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally – the hurricane was just starting,” Trump said during a press conference when asked about the timing of Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio being pardoned by President Donald Trump last week.
With that being said, it is believed by many outlets that the timing had to do with the fact that Trump wanted to bury the news of Arpaio’s pardoning, especially after The Charlottesville incident earlier this month, and thought that the best way to do that was to make the announcement during the Hurricane coverage.
“Tragic times such as these bring out the best in America’s character, strength, charity, and resilience… We see neighbor helping neighbor, friend helping friend, and stranger helping stranger Donald Trump said about the tragedy in Texas, ” And you see that all over. You watch on television, you see such incredible work and love, and teamwork.
It is also noted by Deadline.com that Trump brought a book of controversial people that The Obama Administration and other democratic presidents pardoned over the last couple of decades. Trump even commented on the matter by telling reporters that some people were,”treated very badly by the Obama’s”
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