Trump Does Right Thing. Obama Didn’t. Neither Did Bush 43.
“President Donald Trump granted a full, posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was convicted of racially tinged federal morals charges more than a century ago.” – Bloomberg, “Trump, With Sylvester Stallone Alongside Him, Pardons Jack Johnson”
“Under the Obama administration, the Department of Justice opted not to recommend a posthumous pardon for Johnson.” – ABC News, “President Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson”
“[Linda] Haywood [the fighter’s great-great-niece] led the charge to clear her uncle’s name with speeches, petitions and even worked to push Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to pardon her uncle. Her efforts received support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who has pushed for a pardon since 2004.” – NBC News, “Trump grants posthumous pardon to black boxing champ Jack Johnson”