Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared on “Watters World” with host Jesse Watters and spoke about former President Barack Hussein Obama.
Blagojevich was recently released from Englewood Federal Correctional Institution after President Trump granted clemency to him and a number of other high-profile figures.
As a Democrat, Blagojevich was convicted for attempting to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat when he was elected president.
Speaking about the action taken by President Trump to commute his sentence, Blagojevich said Trump had the “testicular virility necessary to do the right thing” which was something Barack Obama lacked.
Blagojevich also indicated that Obama played a part in the routine politics of a “horse-trading deal” gone bad that cost him eight years of his life.
From BizPac Review:
The interview began with host Jesse Watters asking whether Obama had been involved in his post-2008 election plans to sell the then-president’s former Senate seat.
“Did you ever talk to Barack Obama about this Senate seat. Did he have any knowledge about what was going on or not?” the host asked.
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“President Obama began the whole conversation because he sent someone to me as a middleman, a mediator — not unusual in politics — on the night he was elected president to say that he’d like to talk about his choice for the Senate and to see what I might be willing to ask for,” Blagojevich replied.
“[It was] political horse-trading, not what those corrupt prosecutors said it was.”
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Blagojevich recently described himself as a “Trumpocrat”.
Blago expressed how he was feeling as he left prison. “I want to express my deepest, most profound, and everlasting gratitude to President Trump,” he said.
“He [Trump] didn’t have to do this. He’s a Republican president. I was Democratic governor,” he continued.
“My fellow Democrats have not been very kind to him. In fact, they’ve been very unkind to him.”
“And what he did, was I think, something that deserves a great amount of appreciation on my part, personally, and he has from me, my deepest, most profound, and everlasting gratitude,” he said.
“I can’t wait to get home. I miss my daughters. I miss my wife. I miss home. He’s got, obviously, a big fan in me.”
“And if you’re asking me what my party affiliation is, I’m a Trumpocrat,” he concluded.