Trump's Last-Minute Clash with Snoop Dogg Over a Presidential Pardon

February 21
Trump's Last-Minute Clash with Snoop Dogg Over a Presidential Pardon
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In his presidency’s final act, Trump’s feud with Snoop Dogg over a pardon decision became a showdown of wills and words.

Dramatic tensions flared in the final hours of Donald Trump’s presidency as a longstanding grudge against Snoop Dogg threatened to derail a significant pardon. The tension reached a boiling point over Trump’s perception of insufficient public deference from the rapper.

Despite a behind-the-scenes agreement to pardon Michael “Harry-O” Harris, a friend of Snoop Dogg involved in Death Row Records and convicted of attempted murder and kidnapping, Trump hesitated at the eleventh hour.

The president’s ire was specifically inflamed by Snoop Dogg’s past disparaging remarks, leading to a frenzied outburst within the White House. It took a concerted effort by Trump’s close advisors, in the dwindling moments of his administration, to steer him back to clemency.

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