Last Friday, President Donald Trump once again surprised the nation when he pardoned former Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio — an act that did not bode well with everyone, including us.
Arpaio, who had been sheriff in Maricopa county since 1992, was found guilty of criminal contempt for violating a court order to stop apprehending immigrants — primarily Hispanics and Latinos — simply because he questioned their immigration status.
Though pardoning Arpaio is completely legal and allowed, many wonder why Trump would choose to pardon this particular individual and why he would choose to pardon him now, so soon after the Charlottesville attack.
Trump had already been put under the fire for taking so long to respond to the Charlottesville attack and for then not condemning white nationalists directly but instead saying, “both sides are to blame.” It begs the question, why so close after Charlottesville, he would choose to pardon Arpaio, a man known for racially profiling Latinos.
It’s easy to assume or to state that it’s because he wants to alienate the other side or anyone who simply doesn’t agree with him, but after so many of his recent actions, that does not seem to be the case.
Instead, it simply seems that Trump no longer cares about bringing this country together.
He doesn’t care whether or not what he’s supporting or doing is hurting, insulting or scaring anyone but…
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