Trump’s Tweet About Pardoning Himself Naturally Inspired Some Epic Parodies 😂

On Monday, the President took to Twitter to announce that he has “the absolute right to pardon” himself. In the tweet, he added that he wouldn’t use that power, since he hasn’t’ done anything wrong.

Trump also called Robert Mueller’s investigation “unconstitutional.” Whether or not the President can actually pardon himself has yet to be tested.

In an article discussing the legality of the action, CNBC wrote:

While many experts disagree, some legal scholars who have criticized the president in the past say that he has the legal authority to pardon himself.

As the outlet aptly points out, when it became a looming possibility that President Nixon would pardon himself, a “top lawyer” in the department said it would not be allowed.

Four days before Nixon resigned, Assistant Attorney General Mary Lawton wrote:

Under the fundamental rule that no one may be a judge in his own case, the President cannot pardon himself.

Earlier this week, Rudy Giuliani said that while Trump could likely pardon himself, he “has no intention” of doing so. 

It would be an open question. I think it would probably get answered by gosh, that’s what the Constitution says, and if you want to change it, change it. But yes.

Naturally, the President’s tweet became fodder for Twitter users:

H/T: Mashable, CNBC