PALM BEACH (The Borowitz Report)—Shortly after the sentencing of Nicolas Sarkozy, Donald J. Trump issued a statement claiming that prison time for the ex-President of France sets a “horrible precedent.”
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrives at the court for his trial on corruption charges. Photograph by Ian Langsdon / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock
In the statement, Trump called the corruption case against Sarkozy a “rigged hoax” and claimed that the former French leader was being treated “very unfairly.”
“This should never be allowed to happen in that country,” he said.
Trump said that he was currently mulling options to help Sarkozy, including running for President of France himself in order to issue its ex-President a pardon.
Reacting to the statement, the current French President, Emmanuel Macron, said that the most remarkable thing was that Trump spelled both “President” and “precedent” correctly.