President Donald Trump Posthumously Pardons Boxer Jack Johnson … Finally, It Took President Trump to Right the Century Old Wrong
YEAH, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SUCH A RACIST, ISN’T HE … TRUMP PARDONS FIRST BLACK BOXING HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPION.
Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed a full pardon for former heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson. For those who are too young or unfamiliar with who Jack Johnson was, he was the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was convicted of so-called violating the Mann Act more than a century ago. And it is about time, it has only taken 97 years.
I find it amazing that it was President Donald Trump who finally issued this posthumously full pardon. Trump, the president who the LEFT and minorities call a racist. Really? One would have thought that Barack Obama would have righted this wrong. But no, he did not. Black America needs to wrap their head around that. How does the first black president in Barack Obama not pardon Jack Johnson? It is almost inconceivable. Or the so-called first black president, Bill Clinton? Maybe black America needs to take a real look at Trump and determine for themselves who really has their back. Who really wants them to succeed and who just wants to use them as political pawns.
Ex-heavyweight champion Jack Johnson pardoned by President Donald Trump for 1913 conviction
President Donald Trump signed a full posthumous pardon for former heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson in a surprise Oval Office ceremony alongside actor Sylvester Stallone, former heavyweight boxer Lennox Lewis, and others.
“It’s my honor to do it. It’s about time,” Trump said during the ceremony in the Oval Office.
“He was treated very rough, very tough,” Trump said of Johnson on Thursday as he signed the pardon.
In 1913, Johnson, a noted boxing legend, was convicted by an all-white jury with violating the Mann Act after transporting a white woman he was dating across state lines for “immoral purposes.”
He served one year in prison.
Under the Obama administration, the Department of Justice opted not to recommend a posthumous pardon for Johnson.
Jack Johnson, the former heavyweight champion of the world and the first African-American boxer to hold that title, was serving a 10-month stint at Leavenworth prison in 1921 when he sent President Woodrow Wilson a letter.
On Thursday, President Trump finally answered that letter, granting Johnson a full and unconditional pardon for his 1913 conviction of a crime that amounted to traveling with a white woman.
Along the way, Johnson’s 97-year road to a presidential pardon was paved by biographers, boxing champions, senators, journalists, historians, musicians — and ultimately the actor Sylvester Stallone, whose conversation with Trump about the Johnson case led to just the third posthumous pardon knowingly granted by a president.
Johnson was finally vindicated, but vindication wasn’t what he wanted. He wanted his freedom.
But Johnson did apply for a pardon in 1920, as he sat in prison to serve a one-year sentence for violating the Mann Act. Even the attorney general at the time had reservations about the case, since the Mann Act was intended to punish human trafficking — not consensual relationships.
AND YOU WONDER WHY THE LEFT MUST NOW DISCREDIT AND DESTROY KANYE WEST …
According to a recent Reuters poll following the positive comments of Kanye West toward President Donald Trump shows that black male support of Trump has doubled in one week. WOW!!! The poll taken on April 29, 2018 showed a remarkable approval rating of 22%, up from 11% in a poll taken on 4/22/18. The poll also showed that Trump’s approval rating also increased from 8.9% to 16.5% during this same period of time. This is the Kanye effect and why the LEFT, Democrats and the liberal MSM are trying to destroy the credibility of Kanye West. If blacks come to believe and understand it is okay to like and vote for Republicans and President Trump, the Democrats are toast. Exit polls from the 2016 elections showed that Trump garnered 8% of the black vote, if that percentage ever went to 16 or 17 percent, Democrats would be in serious trouble. This is why we are now witness to the destroy Kanye campaign so that blacks never think for themselves and don’t point one and one together that it was under President Trump that blacks have an all-time low unemployment rate and they are benefiting under Trump.
Black male support for President Donald Trump doubled in just one week, according to a Reuters poll on presidential approval.
A poll taken on April 22, 2018 had Trump’s approval rating among black men at 11 percent, while the same poll on April 29, 2018 pegged the approval rating at 22 percent. It should be noted that Reuters only sampled slightly under 200 black males each week and slightly under 3,000 people overall.
Trump experienced a similar jump in approval among black people overall, spiking from 8.9 percent on April 22 to 16.5 percent on April 29.
BET Founder Robert Johnson Says President Trump’s Economy is Bringing Black Workers Back into the Labor Force
MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN …
BET Founder Robert Johnson says that President Trump’s economy is good for blacks as it is bring them back into the work force. This if the LEFT’s and Democrats worst nightmare. These are words coming from a black Democrat. When black America finally figures it out that Trump is working for them and not what the liberal media has reported, you might just see more and more blacks supporting and voting for him.
The growing U.S. economy and improving business environment is bringing black workers back into the labor force, BET founder Robert Johnson told CNBC on Friday.
Johnson, the nation’s first black billionaire, spoke before Friday’s jobs report, which showed nonfarm payrolls rose 103,000 in March, falling well short of the 193,000 gain economist were expecting.
In January, the Labor Department reported the unemployment rate among black workers was at its lowest since at least the early 1970s, when the government began tracking the data. The unemployment rate for black Americans spiked in January and then fell in February. The rate was unchanged in March at 6.9 percent.
“When you look at that [January report], you have to say something is going right,” said Johnson, a Democrat and founder and chairman of The RLJ Cos.
“You have to take encouragement from what’s happening in the labor force and the job market,” Johnson told “Squawk Box.” “When you look at African-American unemployment, … you’ve never had African-American unemployment this low and the spread between African-Americans and whites narrowing.”
2018 State of the Union Speech … President Trump States African American Unemployment Stands at the Lowest Rate Ever Recorded and Black Caucus Disgracefully Sits (VIDEO)
JUST HOW SCARED OF PRESIDENT TRUMP ARE BLACK POLITICIANS AND DEMOCRATS … HE IS PUTTING BLACK AMERICA BACK TO WORK AGAIN.
President Donald Trump is helping Make America Great Again for everyone. Trump’s economic visions does not discriminate. However, sadly the race-baitors in Washington, DC who would rather see their constituents continue to struggle, rather than Trump’s plan work. Fortunately that is not the case and Democrats look very petty and small.
Last night during President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, he provided a list of amazing economic accomplishments from his first year in Office, none more remarkable that black unemployment being at an all-time recorded low. President Trump stated, “And something I am very proud of, African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded.”
The reaction from the Democrat black caucus, crickets. Not one individual stood, of those that actually attended the SOTU. One individual, just one actually bothered to clap. UNBELIEVABLE. They could have cared less. This is leadership? Do you think this would have been the reaction to Barack Obama or Bill Clinton? Of course not. As stated at PJ Media, “Indeed, black unemployment reached a record low under President Trump. The fact that these black congressional leaders hold their hatred for Trump more precious than their celebration of success for their own community is telling.” These people are petrified that Trump is making inroads into the black community by taking them off the dependency of government welfare and providing them well-paying jobs. In the 2016 Trump received 8% of the black vote after being called a racist and white supremacist. That was dramatically up from 2012 and 2008. Look for the Democrats, LEFT’s, media’s and Congressional black caucuses worst nightmare to come true in 2020 … Trump will get double digits of black vote and break that Democrat wall too.
The Ingraham Angle 1/13/18: Its So Easy for the MSM and the LEFT to Call Trump a Racist instead of Dealing with the Facts
LAURA SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT …
Laura Ingraham discusses Trump’s recent remarks of “sh*t holes” and asks, what is the difference between that and a third world country of hell hole? Some how Democrat Dick Durbin thinks “chain migration” now thinks that is racist. So you think Trump is a racist? Are you kidding me? This term has been used for years by both Democrats and Republicans, and now its suddenly an issue for the LEFT. These people really do need mental help. Take a good look what President Donald Trump has done for black America. And you call that racist, eh?
African – Americans Under President Donald Trump as compared to the first black president, Barack Obama. This is the LEFT’s worst nightmare, Trump is good for blacks and maybe this may actually show up at the ballot box.
So this man is a racist, huh? With results like this, one would think that the KKK would revoke his card. But that’s right, Trump doesn’t have one. Who did, why Democrat Senate Majority Leader, Robert C. Byrd.
Robert C. Byrd was a recruiter for the Klan while in his 20s and 30s, rising to the title of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. After leaving the group, Byrd spoke in favor of the Klan during his early political career. Though he claimed to have left the organization in 1943, Byrd wrote a letter in 1946 to the group’s Imperial Wizard stating “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia.”