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Trump’s Alice Johnson, prison reform Super Bowl ad touches hearts and repulses libs

Screen capture … Alice Johnson with her family after her release from prison … Credit: “Trump for President”

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One of President Trump’s campaign ads aired during the Super Bowl focused on a heart-tugging result coming out of his leadership in reforming criminal sentencing injustices. The ad drew both praise and scorn, though critics had to completely evade the truth of the matter.

The ad featured Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother who had been sentenced to life in prison for a non-violent drug offense.

In June 2018, Trump commuted Johnson’s sentence after hearing about her case from Kim Kardashian West as she spoke with him about the need for widespread criminal justice and sentencing reform.

“Thanks to President Trump, people like Alice are getting a second chance,” the text of the ad reads. “Politicians talk about criminal justice reform. President Trump got it done. Thousands of families are being reunited.” As the ad plays, video is shown of an emotional and grateful Johnson, talking about what Trump did for her. Watch …

More than 100 million Americans saw the 30-second ad that cost the Trump campaign $5.6 million to run during the game.

Johnson was convicted of drug conspiracy and money laundering in 1996 and sentenced to life in prison. Johnson admitted she deserved to serve time for her crimes and credited her faith for getting through more than 20 years behind bars.

Johnson herself posted the ad on Twitter, saying, “Two Super Bowls ago I was sitting in a prison cell. Today I am a free woman and my story was featured in a Super Bowl Ad. I will spend the rest of my life fighting for the wrongly and unjustly convicted! God Bless America!

It’s safe to say that most people were moved by the ad.

In 2018, President Trump signed into law a long-overdue, much needed criminal justice reform bill that drew rare praise from across the political spectrum. But that was then and this is now.

As beautiful as the Alice Johnson ad is, some on the left claim that it is offensive, dismissing it as “trash” and “pathetic.”

Should we be surprised that some naifs believe Kim Kardashian West commuted Johnson’s sentence? …

Other critics took the well-traveled racist route …

And, there are plenty of people out there who are simply unaware of how much President Trump has accomplished, in spite of overwhelming resistance by Congressional Democrats.

Apparently, the “woke” crowd has prompted Twitter to restrict viewership of the ad, fearing the truth might seep into their insular safe spaces …


Victor Rantala


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