Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial. Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!
Ã¢ÂÂ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
This very pathetic example of Trumpian pathology will make that post-presidential biopic pretty amusing.
PBO as Apollo Creed?
Vlad Putin as Ivan Drago?
Or maybe it’s about Trump’s reminding his base about Jim Crow-era anti-miscegenation laws designed to deter race-mixing?
The connection to Stallone makes it seem too stupid for Stephen Miller to construct as a meme, but maybe he had sand kicked on him once at Venice Beach.
The family of the late Jack Jackson unsuccessfully tried to convince President Obama to pardon him. Now that Donald Trump’s wife is on national television enjoying the company of Trump’s nemesis Obama, suddenly Trump is talking about how he’s going to do something that Obama refused to do. This feels like straight up jealousy.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.