President Trump Suggests He May Pardon Paul Manafort: Speaking to reporters outside the Oval Office, President Trump confirmed that he may be willing to pardon Paul Manafort amid new reports alleging his former campaign chairman had lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
When asked if it would be wise to pardon someone who appears to have lied to the Special Counsel under oath, a visibly annoyed President schooled reporters about how “lying is an art form as old as humanity itself and that we, as Americans - cannot afford to lose our most talented people in that arena.”
The President further added that “until I took office, places like Russia, North Korea and Syria led the world in lying. That all changed very quickly when I became President. We’ve always stood for America First! Right from the very beginning, I assembled a team of some of the best lairs America had to offer. People who were willing to do or say nearly anything to get their own way.”
The President then posed the question “now I ask you, does America really wanna risk losing that advantage by sending our most highly skilled liars to jail? Do you think all those folks who elected me President are the kind of people who would wanna live in a world where all the best lies are coming out of places like Saudi Arabia? As your President, I pledge to never let that happen. And that you can believe, I wouldn’t lie to you.”