Stone was ensnared in the Russian collusion probe. Trump made the decision days before Stone was to report to prison. The start of his term had been delay because of health concerns for the 67-year-old political adviser.
I’m really thankful about how dumb he is. Seriously if he was a bit more cunning the US would be a textbook fascist state.
This isn’t to win voters, he’s counting on his base having faith in him as their Living God for that. This is to encourage people to cover for him in the future.