Anti-Trumpers like Stephen Colbert will do anything and everything to spin all of the president’s actions into something awful. They work overtime at it.
President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother who was serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime. She is 63 years old now and has spent decades behind bars. Johnson’s case came to the president’s attention after a meeting with reality star Kim Kardashian, who — not incidentally — is married to Kanye West.
As unorthodox as the Kardashian meeting was, something good came out of it. It would seem the Johnson decision would be something even liberals could get behind — but instead they’re working overtime to spin it to fit their agenda.
“I want you to brace yourself because here’s a sentence I don’t often say: Donald Trump did something good. Today, he pardoned Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother, first-time nonviolent drug offender who received a life sentence for cocaine possession,” said Colbert Wednesday night on his show. “Life — that seems pretty harsh, but if you’ve ever been stuck in a conversation with someone who’s high on cocaine, that feels like a life sentence.”
He continued, “So, anyway, he did the right thing. He did the right thing. She didn’t deserve to be in there. He let her off. But maybe he did the right thing for the wrong reason because there was no formal legal process or review. Trump commuted her sentence because of a meeting with Kim Kardashian. So executive clemency is now just reality TV. Stayed tuned for ‘The Pardoner.'”
How desperate do those words sound?
Colbert waves off Trump’s good deed — then strains to turn it into a negative.
Remember this about Colbert: His brand is anti-Trump. Not only is his late-night program centered around the president and politics, he’s also the executive producer of Showtime’s “Our Cartoon President,” an aggressively anti-Trump series.
Colbert has to spin everything the president does into something bad because the brand he has built demands it.