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Trump called the White House press pool into the Oval Office to announce he was granting a full pardon to Alice Johnson.
“We’re giving Alice a full pardon. We are going to do it right now,” Trump said, going on to commend Johnson for the “incredible job” she has done since leaving prison to help others in the criminal justice system.
“The nearly 22 years I spent in prison were not wasted.”
Alice Johnson, grandmother whose sentence was commuted by Pres. Trump, calls on people to “take action for those who are forgotten. That’s what our president, Donald Trump, did for me.” https://t.co/EyJzJDolZ4 pic.twitter.com/UQgG1WZR0t
The results are in, and the president will not be pleased: Trump’s convention speech last night received lower ratings than Joe Biden’s speech a week earlier.
About 21.6 million viewers watched coverage of Trump’s RNC address across nine cable and broadcast networks, down from 23.6 million viewers who watched Biden’s DNC address on the same nine networks.
The totals may fluctuate slightly when final numbers are released later in the day, but Biden clearly edged out Trump.
Huh! @AndrewBatesNC I always forget, does @realDonaldTrump care about his television ratings? Or is that not something he cares about? Like, do you think it’ll trigger him that @JoeBiden’s speech got way bigger ratings than his did? https://t.co/tddzWrXkN8