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Celebrities / Politics PopWrapped | Celebrities

Celebrities And Politicians Condemns Trump's Pardon Of Joe Arpaio

Rain Varela | PopWrapped Author

Rain Varela

08/30/2017 2:19 pm
PopWrapped | Celebrities
Celebrities And Politicians Condemns Trump's Pardon Of Joe Arpaio | Arpaio
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Another day, another Trump mistake

Celebrities and politicians from both Republican and Democratic parties, have condemned President Donald Trump's decision on Friday to pardon controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Arpaio was convicted of contempt of court in July for refusing to follow a 2011 order from a Judge to cease and desist from using traffic stops that are intentionally targeting Latino drivers. He defied the order and continued on for more than a year and a half.

Arpaio also gained notoriety for detaining hundreds of undocumented Latino immigrants in an outdoor tent city jail and forcing them to wear pink underwear. The facility went on for more than twenty years and was once described by litigation Attorney Michael Manning as "unconstitutionally inhumane and unconstitutionally dangerous.” Arpaio himself referred to it as a "concentration camp."

The White House made the announcement on August 25th around 8 p.m E.T. just when Texas was bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Harvey. The pardon comes on the heels of Trump putting in place a directive that moves his Transgender ban into actual policy.

The timing of these controversial actions was not lost on public figures, Beau Willimon the creator of political drama House Of Cards, tweeted out his disgust and called Trump a "hateful, cowardly menace".

Washington Post reporter Abby D Philip also tweeted out her opinion of the suspect timing of enacting this divisive decisions under the cover of an impending storm.

Celebrities also began reacting with scorn. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pardon was also condemned by high ranking politicians including  Republicans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makes one wonder what Trump will do next. After all he does not take criticism well, so it's unlikely he'll listen to all this criticism.


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