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Donald Trump Says He Purposely Pardoned Joe Arpaio During The Hurricane Because He ‘Assumed The Ratings Would Be Far Higher’

In case you hadn’t heard,

Many, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, accused Drumpf of hiding the hard-to-defend action behind the storm.

But during a press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö on Monday, the POTUS defended the move, even saying he was proud.

In fact, he says he did it after Hurricane Harvey had made landfall because he assumed “the ratings would be far higher”:

Trump didn’t just defend the timing but the decision itself, saying of Arpaio:

“He’s done a great job for the people of Arizona, he’s very strong on borders, very strong on illegal immigration. I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly when they came down with their big decision to go get him right before the election voting started, as you know, and he lost in a very close election. He would have won the election. They just hammered him before the election. I thought that was a very, very unfair thing to do.”

HE COMMITTED A CRIME! HE WAS CONVICTED!

If Trump had his way, the man wouldn’t just be going free, he’d STILL BE COMMITTING THE DAMN CRIME!

Ugh. Watch 45 make the gross statement for yourself (below):

[Image via CNN.]

Read more: http://perezhilton.com/2017-08-28-donald-trump-sheriff-joe-arpaio-pardon-hurricane-harvey

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