Trump Retweets False Claim About Chelsea Manning and Oscar López Rivera
President Donald Trump did not author any new Tweets on Monday morning, but that’s not to say he wasn’t busy on the social media platform.
With the Hurricane Harvey search and rescue operations ongoing in Houston in the wake of the devastating storm, the President took a moment to retweet the following:
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 28, 2017
Your boss pardoned a traitor who gave U.S. enemies state secrets, he also pardoned a terrorist who killed Americans. Spare us the lecture. https://t.co/90jZcPXYqx
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 27, 2017
There is an important legal distinction between the two acts. A pardon erases the conviction altogether, while a commutation simply results in a prisoner’s release. The crime remains on their record.
Following those two retweets, Trump pivoted:
No color, no religion, no nationality should come between us, we are all children of God. – Mother Teresa
— Inspirational Quotes (@Inspire_Us) August 27, 2017
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 27, 2017
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