President Trump’s campaign released an ad on Sunday, during the first quarter of the Super Bowl; certainly, the ad targeted criminal justice reform, additionally, using Alice Marie Johnson’s case as political tact.
What We Know:
- In brief, Johnson served almost 22 years of a life sentence for a nonviolent drug charge in 1997. President Trump granted Johnson clemency in 2018.
- Secondly, the 30-second ad starred Johnson talking about the clemency, announcing she’s “free to start over” in recognition to the president. The ad stated, “Thanks to President Trump, people like Alice are getting a second chance. Politicians talk about criminal justice reform. President Trump got it done. Thousands of families are being reunited.”
- Furthermore, Johnson took to Twitter, tweeting out the campaign ad on Sunday. The grandmother said, “Two Super Bowls ago I was sitting in a prison cell. Today I am a free woman and my story was featured in a Super Bowl Ad. I will spend the rest of my life fighting for the wrongly and unjustly convicted! God Bless America!”
- Kim Kardashian replied to Johnson’s tweet: “So proud of you!!!”
- Consequently, going back, President Trump called for the death penalty for five teenage boys (the Central Park 5) for the brutal attack on a woman. Not to mention the current immigration matter; and, the president, being firmly linked to holding migrant children in horrible and unsanitary facility conditions, etc. The president’s actions aren’t matching his words.
- Because of the ad, many are assuring their distrust with Kim Kardashian, and whether she used criminal reform to boost her notability/celebrity.
- Ergo, Twitter users quickly took the opportunity and called out the president on the ad, both in using Johnson’s case to politically boost his campaign and falsely labeling himself as a champion of criminal justice reform; most argue differently.
Likewise, we are familiar with President Trump’s fake political tactics, in using critical matters to boost African American support. We can expect the president is not done just yet.