In his first four years as president, Trump has stopped at nothing to ensure people who have fairly paid their debts to society can have another chance at leading a new life free of crime.
Part of Trump’s legacy will be that he was the president who successfully pioneered criminal justice reform via multiple pardons, commutations, the historic First Step Act, and the soon-to-be Second Step Act.
Following the First Step act, President Trump has fully pardoned two former inmates within the past three months alone.
Most famously was the Kim Kardashian-backed sentence commutation and full pardon of former prisoner Alice Johnson, a grandmother who served 21 years for a nonviolent drug offense.
The president also fully pardoned Jon Ponder, a convicted bank robber who began a reentry program for other former convicts after he finished his sentence years ago.
Now, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced in a statement on Wednesday that President Trump has signed Executive Grants of Clemency to commute sentences for five more Americans serving time for nonviolent offenses.
Those whose sentences are commuted include Lenora Logan, Rashella Reed, Charles Tanner, John Bolen, and Curtis McDonald.
All five were serving long sentences ranging from 14 years to life for drug-related and/or various financial crimes.
However, they were individually described as role model inmates, hard-working, and having positive attitudes on life during their time in prison.
“In light of the decisions these individuals have made following their convictions to improve their lives and the lives of others while incarcerated, the President has determined that each is deserving of an Executive Grant of Clemency,” McEnany’s statement reads.
Although this is great news for minority communities that have high incarceration rates, unfortunately, the mainstream media will not report it.
While the media drools over Obama and Biden, obsesses over a going-nowhere stimulus package and covers the election madness, important stories like this get ignored.
Trump does something great for minorities and the disadvantaged, and the media goes silent, which is not at all surprising considering their blatant bias against the president.
According to them, the president lacks empathy and decency, as Obama said while campaigning for Biden this week.
So, reporting this story where Trump is quite literally giving prisoners, including blacks, second chances at life, would directly conflict with the narrative they want America to believe.
If all of America knew about the great things Trump is doing for the people, they may realize that it would be a massive step backward to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who both have terrible records on incarcerating minorities and non-violent offenders.
While it’s disheartening that the media is doing everything possible to prevent Americans from knowing the truth, I have faith that, eventually, they will learn the truth that the Trump administration fought hard to help all Americans, even those imprisoned.