Trump obliterated for commuting sentence of 'symbol of corruption' Rod Blagojevich
President Donald Trump speaks at the United Nations (Screen cap).

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a pardon for billionaire former NFL owner Ed DeBartolo -- and news broke shortly after that Trump plans to commute the sentence of disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.


Blagojevich, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his attempt to sell off Barack Obama's former Senate seat to the highest bidder after the 2008 election, got to know Trump when he was a contestant on his "Celebrity Apprentice" reality TV show.

Since Trump's election, his wife, Patti Blagojevich, has regularly gone on Fox News to lobby the president to pardon her husband, who so far has served just over half of his prison sentence.

Reaction to the Blagojevich commutation was swift and and harsh, as the president has shown himself more than willing to use his pardon power to help political allies including Sheriff Joe Arpaio, polemicist Dinesh D'Souza, and Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was accused by his own fellow soldiers of committing war crimes.

Check out some reactions to Trump's latest commutations and pardons below.