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President-elect Donald Trump allegedly tweeted a message stating that he would pardon mass shooter Dylann Roof. Is it true?
Donald Trump: Pardon Dylann Roof?
The tweet had allegedly emerged from Trump’s Twitter account. The tweet stated that the president-elect would pardon Roof.
This would be his first act after becoming the president of the United States.
According to Business 2 Community, Trump allegedly tweeted: “My first act as President of our Great America will be to grant Presidential Pardon to Dylann Roof.”
“Justice for all must be served.”
Previously, it was reported that Roof was facing federal charges. This was because he shot and killed nine members of a church in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2015.
Meanwhile, he came into headlines when he stated that he would be representing himself in the hate crimes trial.
“I continue to believe it is strategically unwise, but it is a decision you have the right to make,” U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said, reporter Post and Courier.
Accordingly, Roof would be facing a possible death sentence if he was convicted.
If the tweet was actual, there would be a gargantuan controversy for the president-elect. In addition, the controversy might take place in the midst the protests happening against the president-elect.
Donald Trump: Fake Tweet?
The tweet that allegedly emerged from Trump’s account could not be found there. It doesn’t appear anywhere on his Twitter feed.
Furthermore, it was also stated that the tweet came from Trump’s account and then deleted. In contrast, this information is also a hoax.
It was also reported that the tweet was shared 1,203 times. However, after crosschecking all the shares, none of them could link to the original message.
Tweets from Trump frequently make headlines. In contrary, after this alleged tweet emerged, no news outlet reported about it.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time that controversy have connected Roof and Trump. TMZ HipHop reported that the president-elect allegedly donated $50,000 to Roof’s family after the shooting, in August 2016.
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