Trump pardons billionaire friend who wrote a glowing book about him
President Trump gave a full pardon to a longtime friend who last year wrote a glowing book about Trump’s successes.
Conrad Black was convicted in 2007 on fraud charges, including alleged embezzlement, and obstruction of justice. He served more than three years in prison and was deported to his native Canada after he was released in 2012. He was barred from returning to the United States for 30 years.
The White House said in a statement that Black was “entirely deserving” of the pardon. In listing Black’s accomplishments, it mentions biographies Black wrote about presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard Nixon, but not his tome on Trump.
On the first page of that book, “Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other,” Black writes: “Like the country he represents, Donald Trump possesses the optimism to persevere and succeed, the confidence to affront tradition and convention, a genius for spectacle, and a firm belief in common sense and the common man.”
In its statement, the White House offered a list of household names who have vouched for Black’s character, including Henry Kissinger, Elton John and Rush Limbaugh.
In addition to his book, Black frequently writes columns praising Trump and considers the president a friend.
Trump is so breathtakingly awful, so corrupt, so racist, so intolerant, a world class misogynist, that i can agree, that Trump is certainly like no other. Any other president would be ashamed to be like Trump.