President Donald Trump went off on a strange rant after the sentence was handed down in the Roger Stone case.
Trump was supposed to be speaking about his new system of pardons which would pass down recommendations, but instead, he wanted to talk about those he felt should be prosecuted instead of Stone.
"But it happened to Roger Stone, and it happened to Gen. Flynn. and it happened to -- I won't name names," Trump continued during his Hope for Prisoners commencement address. "I know Roger but a lot of people know Roger. Everybody sort of knows Roger. And what happened to him is unbelievable. They say he lied. But other people lied, too. Just to mention [James] Comey lied. [Andrew] McCabe lied. Lisa Page lied. Her lover Strzok, Peter Strzok, lied. You don't know who these people are? Trust me. They all lied."
Trump and his supporters have alleged these people did something illegal, but other than Comey, Trump has never ordered his Justice Department to investigate or prosecute them.
“Roger Stone has a very good chance of exoneration in my opinion,” Trump told the crowd of ex-convicts
You can see the responses to Trump's speech below:
No. This is not how words work. Roger Stone was convicted and sentenced to prison. If he walks now, it will be bec… https://t.co/UULao2QCIQ— James Michael Sama (@James Michael Sama)1582230257.0
President criticizes juror in Stone case. Also, Stone WAS involved in the campaign, maybe unofficially, but he was… https://t.co/OOG1x63WOp— Pam Fessler (@Pam Fessler)1582230307.0
Trump is a lying conman & disgraceful excuse for a human who is duping his #Cult45 & state-run media into buying th… https://t.co/D4mMsVqXy7— John Ziegler (@John Ziegler)1582230341.0
@NBCNews @MeetThePress The man who was found guilty at trial has a very good chance of exoneration? Does Trump un… https://t.co/yse8Xkfytr— LLMagan 🧙🏼♀️ (@LLMagan 🧙🏼♀️)1582230361.0
The Central Park Five were accused, convicted and then exonerated. For years after that, Trump continued to argue t… https://t.co/j0bUSN6wJB— Mark Berman (@Mark Berman)1582229615.0
A pardon is the exact opposite of “exoneration.” https://t.co/goGnLAfsL7— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1582229655.0
Trump sending very strong signals about a possible Stone pardon: “Roger has a very good chance of exoneration in my… https://t.co/sHjYcTvVvG— Abby D. Phillip (@Abby D. Phillip)1582229668.0
@jaketapper Uhhh no. He will never be exonerated. He may be pardoned but his crimes won’t get undone.— Sasha Zakharin (@Sasha Zakharin)1582229795.0
@robreiner OMG! Just listen 2 Trump try 2 rationalize Roger Stones lies. "They said he lied but other people lied t… https://t.co/FilCW3KAbP— Vega🇵🇷🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@Vega🇵🇷🌊🌊🌊🌊)1582230983.0
@robreiner The irony is by pardoning Stone he is confirming Stone's guilt. If he Pardons Stone and not the rest of… https://t.co/UVafFAavwe— Indieone (@Indieone)1582230918.0
Trump rambling about Stone is downright creepy. He seems like he's on drugs. He just said "Hillary Clinton leaked… https://t.co/yrQYB6ACzr— digby (@digby)1582230393.0
Holy shit! Did anyone else hear that rambling mush of words that just dribbled out of Trump's sphincter mouth?? I t… https://t.co/9RBMFyT580— Zippity Fuckin Do Da (@Zippity Fuckin Do Da)1582230326.0
@MSNBC Dear @MSNBC, I don't want hear an illegitimate, confused dictator rambling, lying, using up free airtime to… https://t.co/Uf68Z0hLUR— banegirl ⚖️ (@banegirl ⚖️)1582229989.0
Trump talking in Las Vegas proves he CAN be a even bigger embarrassment to 🇺🇸 Rambling idiot— Cricket (@Cricket)1582229865.0
WTF is Trump rambling about? Roger Stone, sentenced, and soon-to-be pardoned. Our law degrees is worth nothing with… https://t.co/MGV3aRwDI5— Scott Lay (@Scott Lay)1582229856.0
Trump rambling on tv rn about Lisa Page, her lover, the fake dossier...— YesMaskIt (@YesMaskIt)1582229839.0
@realDonaldTrump Chairman Trump you are a Ramblin Rose. Have you still not learned anything from the past? You are… https://t.co/LR5XB49qbD— Lisa D (@Lisa D)1582229879.0