The Don­ald and God

Antelope Valley Press - - OPINION -

Let’s get some­thing straight. Com­mut­ing the sen­tence of con­victed felon, Roger Stone was not an act of right­eous­ness on the part of our hea­then com­man­der-in-chief. Don­ald Trump freed Roger Stone as a re­ward for not telling the whole truth to in­ves­ti­ga­tors and to Congress.

The in­for­ma­tion he de­fi­antly with­held was detri­men­tal to Trump and may have changed the out­come of nu­mer­ous le­gal cases. Like a mob­ster in a Scors­ese film, Stone stayed mum and didn’t rat on the Don. He knew he’d be re­warded.

Trump’s ra­tio­nal­iza­tions for the com­mu­ta­tion are pa­thetic, evok­ing witch hunts, Mueller and Obama. But Stone crossed the line when he re­vealed his take on things in an in­ter­view.

“Like God, Pres­i­dent Trump was mer­ci­ful,” Stone said. Trump was a man of “enor­mous fair­ness and com­pas­sion” and would lift the bur­den Stone was fac­ing.

If ei­ther of these men ac­tu­ally have a soul, they should pre­pare to face their maker one day for this one. Ex­plain­ing to St. Peter at the pearly gates how Don­ald Trump is in any way “like God” would be a monologue I’d love to hear. Jarold Wright Santa Rosa

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