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Rod Blagojevich tells Anderson Cooper he's a 'political prisoner,' compares himself to Nelson Mandela

Rod Blagojevich tells Anderson Cooper he's a 'political prisoner,' compares himself to Nelson Mandela

22.2.2020

Rod Blagojevich tells Anderson Cooper he's a 'political prisoner,' compares himself to Nelson Mandela

CNN host Anderson Cooper took Rod Blagojevich to task Friday, after the former Illinois governor compared himself to Nelson Mandela and insisted that he had been a 'political prisoner' freed by clemency from President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

Blagojevich objected to Cooper's statement, countering that the iconic future president of South Africa had been tried in court. Cooper pointed out that Mandela had been the victim of the country's racist apartheid government rather than being tried by an impartial jury of his peers.

Blagojevich argued he wasn't comparing himself to Mandela because Cooper had originally broached the subject. He insisted that he had been falsely accused of the crimes that landed him in jail, which included attempting to sell the vacant senate seat of former President Barack Obama.

Although multiple courts have disagreed with Blagojevich's assertion of innocence, he offered an assortment of justifications for his claim, including that there had been no"quid pro quo" when he attempted to solicit bribes and extort people, which he called"campaign contributions."

"I've learned something in these eight years, and that is that we have a racist and corrupt criminal justice system in many areas," Blagojevich said."And this is why I hope one day maybe you'll join me in the fight to reform our criminal justice system."



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Mandela? What the hell? 👎👎 I call bullshit. What apartheid like system was he trying to dismantle? Good grief.? Stop trivializing Mandela legacy with your crimes Oh no he didn’t compare himself to Mandela! Given the current state of GOP acceptable levels of corruption, I guess he has good reason to wonder he’d be in jail just for trying to buy a senate seat. The Russians do it with impunity.

Anderson Cooper always looks like he is surprised. He so full of himself that he actually thinks people like me watch him. Nope No. He’s just a two bit, crooked politician. No alternate reality is going to change that. Davidlaz Only reason Trump commuted his sentence is that Trump is out there trying to win Democratic votes

Rod has a very high opinion of himself. Nelson Mandela save his people from white oppression. Rod only cared about himself.

Anderson Cooper Calls 'Bulls**t' On Rod Blagojevich During Live InterviewThe former Illinois governor said he was a political prisoner and demanded that Cooper help him reform the criminal justice system. The CNN host shut him... Journalism in 2020

He needs to go back to prison . The nerve! Blagojevich is so full of crap😂😂😂 He still see a political life Davidlaz TheOnion Nope. Just a criminal who happened to be on Celebrity Apprentice. The level of insanity and narcissism in Trump's crew is unbelievable. Your not black and you were actually guilty.

OMG! He is the sleaziest man and he looks the part! Hes on tape offering to sell the Senate position! I love him. He’s made mistakes but the guy served 8 years! The punishment did not fit the crime. Lol. Gaslighting in spades. Rewriting ‘history’ to fit your game doesn’t change the truth.

Illinois Democrats Split Over Trump’s Clemency for Rod BlagojevichPresident Trump’s clemency for disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich gets mixed reviews from Illinois Democrats; war powers resolution tests House GOP after 8 Republican senators back it, and more in Washington Wire.

Another Putin prodigy. Par for the course As delusional as Trump Another criminal pretending to be a victim ... they all learn from Trump. Why is media giving this loser face time. Imagine the conversation between Trump and Blagojevich. Both delusional and it works for them.

Anderson Cooper Calls 'Bulls**t' On Rod Blagojevich During Live InterviewThe former Illinois governor said he was a political prisoner and demanded that Cooper help him reform the criminal justice system. The CNN host shut him... Journalism in 2020

Trump and Blago share the same mental illness. Both should be in therapy and neither should ever have held high office. Gaslighting of the week award! Blag, you were convicted for crimes not for upholding justice. You’re out not because you are black, but because you are white. AC360 Banana republicans

Unbelievable This is what happens when you pardon people who have no sense of remorse and always place blame on others for their personal conduct. Reflection of the pardoner. Delusional psychopaths seem to be looking out for each other these days. 'Making Amerikkka Great Again!' WTF Bull. Nelson Mandela I think not!!!

Mandela was an anti-Apartheid activist, who fought for those who were disadvantaged by the system of racial segregation. He was jailed for a refusal to apologize 4 his willful intent to dismantle an oppressive system. Rod is a pimp, who tried to sell a senate seat and got caught

Blagojevich declares himself a 'political prisoner' in heated interviewFormer Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday declared himself a 'political prisoner' in a contentious interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper over the substantial evidence prosecutors used to convict him on a host of public corruption charges. andersoncooper andersoncooper andersoncooper Blagojevich is going back to prison. Hes like Simpson and other criminals. They have no remorse and habitual criminals

What about all the kids dying in cages. They are the epitome of 'political prisoners' And Anderson made sure that lie was not going to be his excuse and he made sure he had that facts to address it with him What a schmuck Fk out here 🙄 No!!! What cause where you sent to Jail for Self entitlement? Best interview ever especially when AC said it was bullshit.

Fuqn idiot HAHAHAHA no. Seriously? Nelson Mandela?

Illinois Democrats Split Over Trump’s Clemency for Rod BlagojevichPresident Trump’s clemency for disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich gets mixed reviews from Illinois Democrats; war powers resolution tests House GOP after 8 Republican senators back it, and more in Washington Wire.

Oh no he didn’t You give dems a bad name IMPOSSIBLE! Because earlier today I had a Sanders supporter tell me Bernie was Nelson Mandela!!! This is the only Nelson that garbage human should be comparing himself to. The guy needs a shrink, more than anything else. Yes andersoncooper called it correctly BS GeraldoRivera Bro, you might not be an actual turd, but you have turd-like tendencies TheJuanWilliams no, he really is a turd IngrahamAngle didn’t dispute it AnnCoulter insisted Geraldo wasn’t always a turd. He was once a journalist rupertmurdoch doubts that abc nro

Sure they're both the same, only if you're delusional in the head thinking you're not a felon while trying to shakedown people to fill a senate seat. No words, Period!

TV analyst? Spokesman? Freed ex-governor goes job huntingCHICAGO (AP) — Job wanted: Ex-governor and ex-con with strong speaking skills and good hair seeking employment. Fresh out of prison thanks to a commutation this week from President Donald... President Twitler is hiring! Maybe he could work for ZipRecruiter…

Didn’t this guy have black hair? Was he using Just for Men hair dye during his campaign? WTH!!!!! He is delusional. Rod is a bum and a thief. He has a lot of nerve comparing himself to anyone else. God bless Anderson Cooper and his poker face. I don’t know how he does it. andersoncooper did what any rational person would do, he called bullshit on him. lol

Still a lunatic. Let’s set him loose on society. TrumpIsARussianAsset I guess he and Trump are both victims. How dare they hold a criminal accountable for his crimes. I mean really, they're acting like this is a country built on the rule of law or something. We all know these white collar criminals hold themselves to a different standard & think the rules & laws shouldn't apply to them.

Him and trump Belong in the same jail cell.

He's garbage. Obviously he needed the next 6 years of prison. C’mon, folks. He’s clearly sorry for the crimes he’s committed on tape. 😕 What happened to these trumpian men who all think they should have been allowed to break the law uninterrupted? Why is andersoncooper giving him a platform on which to spew this twisted logic?

Blagojevich Blago douche So, he doesn't think the crimes he was duly prosecuted for were in fact crimes? That's odd. And here's why. Hes a lawyer who has worked a state prosecutor. I'm going to call BS on this one. He knows damned well he broke laws and was properly tried and convicted. Period. 🤮 lol

Somebody's got a sick sense of humor.



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