On Friday night, shortly after news broke that President Donald Trump had pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio from his short sentence for racial profiling, The Internet lit up.
"Dear Hispanic non-voters: this is about xenophobic hatred of primarily *your* families," MSNBC's Joy Reid tweeted. "You have the numbers to stop this. Use them. Vote."
"DT is so incredibly not racist he just pardoned Sherrif Joe Arpaio, who is racist," producer John Fugelsang wrote.
Harvard Law professor Noah Feldmen claimed Trump committed an impeachable offense in pardoning Arpaio due to the former Maricopa County Sheriff's holding in criminal contempt for resisting authority. Trump's pardoning of Arpaio, Feldman argues, would be a refutation of judicial authority.
Check out the enraged responses below.
Racist Governors in 1960's didnt even pardon other racists for crimes versus minorities but Trump just pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1503707509.0
Joe Arpaio is racist and vile. Donald Trump is racist and vile. Paul Ryan is racist and vile. The Republican Party is racist and vile.— Paul Ryan’s Legacy (@Paul Ryan’s Legacy)1503707104.0
If it took Arpaio's pardoning for you to believe Trump is a racist White supremacist fascist, then you are part of the problem.— 🦃 Mixter Premed BabyGroot 🦃 (@🦃 Mixter Premed BabyGroot 🦃)1503708427.0
The nation has a devastating hurricane #Harvey2017 about to rip up South TX and #Trump pardoning a racist ass #Arpaio #cnn #BlackTwitter— Gabri'El YaHaWaH (@Gabri'El YaHaWaH)1503708424.0
Trump's pardon of Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is further proof Trump's out of his fricking mind & supports racist bigots. #ImpeachTrump— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1503706619.0
At 3pm when people were being evacuated from their homes in #Texas the RACIST in chief was signing arpaio's pardon #Arpaio #Harvey2017— Leyla Martinez 🌹🔥🇩🇴 (@Leyla Martinez 🌹🔥🇩🇴)1503707964.0
Joe Arpaio is a blight on humanity who has spent decades violating constitutional rights. Trump's pardon is a complete disgrace.— Cameron Collins Ⓥ (@Cameron Collins Ⓥ)1503707905.0
Pardon of Arpaio is explicit embrace of the racist policing practices that leave communities fearful of very ppl who should protect & serve.— NAACP (@NAACP)1503708603.0
Trump pardons racist Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio Friday night in the middle of a life-threatening natural disaster. https://t.co/4MC2T1raRO— southpaw (@southpaw)1503705889.0
Joe Arpaio is a racist, a bigot, and a criminal. This is a direct attack on the rule of law and our Constitution. https://t.co/ZH7Rs1pAZA— Chad Griffin (@Chad Griffin)1503707658.0
Trump just pardoned Arpaio... We won't see a president pardon a racist again until Pence pardons Trump.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1503707451.0
Friday Hate Night: Trump pardons racist Joe Arpaio who illegally targeted Latinos and officially bans transgender troops from the military.— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1503707213.0
Reports are clear Arpaio & lawyer knew this was going to happen. DT waited until Fri during hurricane COWARD! Hypo… https://t.co/Ddwh9WnSOI— 🇺🇸Norberta, Fiery Flyin’ w/ Biden Masked Dragon (@🇺🇸Norberta, Fiery Flyin’ w/ Biden Masked Dragon)1503708286.0
All of you defending Trump saying he's not a racist after today you have NO CASE and if you still support him NO SHAME! #arpaio— Fanny Grande (@Fanny Grande)1503708284.0
#Gorka resigned simply as a manner of trying to offset the #Pardon of Arpaio - How can @POTUS be racist if he accepted Gorka's resignation— J Giddy (Biden/Harris 2020) (@J Giddy (Biden/Harris 2020))1503708767.0
Which should we teach kids is the more “admirable” part: Arpaio’s rampant racist civil rights violations or his con… https://t.co/I7X76yqHgo— Antone Johnson 😷 (@Antone Johnson 😷)1503708768.0
@JuneRulez The worst part about this pardon is Arpaio wouldn't have seen any jail time or a felony conviction anywa… https://t.co/zsR4YpJ85w— Jingle HELL Rock (@Jingle HELL Rock)1503708770.0
@realDonaldTrump u pardoning #Arpaio a convicted racist within hrs of a #CAT4 is equivalent to u wearing a white ho… https://t.co/ZVqGCuHyWq— Random RN (@Random RN)1503708767.0
Arpaio is a criminal and a racist. Trump is an idiot and a racist. None of this is news. Stay safe, Texas. Stay safe, Houston.— majestic coven 🧝🏽♀️ (@majestic coven 🧝🏽♀️)1503708763.0
Joe Arpaio is a national disgrace. Our so-called president just pardoned a criminal racist xenophobe. Birds of a feather.— Maria Cardona (@Maria Cardona)1503706547.0