Comedian Chelsea Handler is the butt of the joke after bashing Trump over his controversial clemency decisions on social media. Taking to Twitter, she accused the president of racism by granting clemency to just white people.
"While our president exonerates criminals and releases them from jail, notice what color they all are," she wrote. Followers were quick to correct her, pointing out that not all those granted clemency were white.
Among them was Angela Stanton-King, who served a 6-month home confinement sentence in 2007 for her role in a stolen vehicle ring, according to a White House statement.
"I'm BLACK," she replied to Handler.
Among those granted clemency was Crystal Munoz, another black woman who spent the last 12 years in prison on a conviction for her role in a marijuana smuggling ring and was released per Trump's order.
Tynice Nichole Hall, a 36-year-old mother who has served nearly 14 years of an 18-year sentence for allowing her apartment to be used to distribute drugs, was also pardoned.
Replying to the criticism, Handler claimed on Twitter that "the black people who were released from prison were never criminals to begin with. They had low level drug possessions. Trump just released real criminals and they are all white."
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