Washington DC – President Trump recently exercised his power to pardon convicted criminals. Article Two of the US Constitution establishes the power for the President to free those who are in jail for federal crimes:
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
President Trump initially pardoned 11 people. Former Governor Rod Blagojevich was in jail for effectively selling a Senate seat. He is now a free man. Others were found guilty of tax evasion, fraud, or even being involved in a stolen car ring.
What has raised eyebrows, however, is Trump’s granting pardons to fictitious people. Yes, the President of the United States gave clemency to individuals only found in books, films, TV, and comic books.
“I think someone in the White House pranked the commander-in-chief,” explained political analyst Andrew Canard. “It’s well known Trump doesn’t read most of the documents he signs. Someone took advantage of that.”Here are some of the fictitious villains President Trump pardoned:
- The Hamburglar
- Eyepatch/Evil Morty
- Dr. Evil
- Ice King
- Darth Vader
- Mojo Jojo
- King Ghidorah
- Commander Deslok
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