President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to deny claims he promised to pardon a high ranking official if he were jailed for closing the southern border to asylum seekers.
Liberal media broke the story of Trump’s alleged secret deal last week on the basis of a tip by three anonymous sources.
The unnamed officials claimed Trump pressured Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan on the issue shortly before appointing him as acting secretary of homeland security.
However, one of the sources admitted Trump’s private comments may have been intended as a joke.
“I never offered Pardons to Homeland Security Officials, never ordered anyone to close our Southern Border,” Trump responded.
Nevertheless, Trump maintained he has the “absolute right” to make such an order and may yet do so “if Mexico does not apprehend the illegals coming to our Border.”
See the President’s tweet here.