President Donald Trump has made no effort to keep his thoughts on the trial of his former advisor, Roger Stone, a secret.
Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, obstructing justice, and threatening a witness last year. When prosecutors recommended a seven to nine year prison sentence, Trump fumed on Twitter and the Justice Department subsequently overrode the opinion of its prosecutors, who resigned in response.
Today, Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for his crimes, leading everyone to ask: Will Trump pardon one of his most vocal allies?
The vocal Trump-supporting Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was asked that question on The View, and his answer flabbergasted even Conservative co-host Meghan McCain.
Gaetz said that Trump should, in fact, pardon Stone, to which McCain responded through laughter:
"Oh, come on, Congressman. Come on. Come on, he's the swampiest swamp creature!"
Gaetz went on to mention people pardoned by Clinton in the 90s and then railed against the double standard to which he believes Stone's been held.
This week Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of 11 felons, including former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leading some to believe that he's likely to pardon Stone as well, despite the cringeworthy optics.
Speaking of cringeworthy, people didn't take warmly to Gaetz's appearance on The View.
Like Roger Stone, Gaetz has had his own problems with intimidating witnesses in the past.
Ladies Who Punch, the inside story of The View, is available here.