WaPo’s Eugene Robinson: ‘Incredible’ Trump Pardoned ‘Viciously Racist’ Arpaio

Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson called former Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio “viciously racist.”

Robinson said President Donald Trump’s pardon of Arpaio sent “not a good message” to the country.

He continued, “It’s incredible that President Trump uses the vast pardon powers of the presidency, first and only time so far, to pardon the guy who has been found by a court to be guilty of being viciously racist. The finding Arpaio would not stop racially profiling anybody he thought looked Latino, which is incredible. That sends a real message to the country, and it’s not a good message.”

(h/t The Hill)

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