Sean Hannity said Democrats and the mainstream media are "feigning moral outrage" over President Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Arpaio, nicknamed "America's toughest sheriff," was convicted of a misdemeanor for defying a court order to stop detaining those he suspected of being in the country illegally. Critics accused him of providing abusive conditions in prisons and violating the constitutional rights of Latinos. The former sheriff, 85, was voted out of office last year.

"I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly," Trump said.

The president was criticized for announcing the pardon in the shadow of Hurricane Harvey news. Commentators said the pardon will not get the attention it warrants but will still suck oxygen from the hurricane story just when the storm's victims need attention.


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"It's all about him," CNN's Don Lemon said.

Hannity showed a montage of media clips slamming the pardon, saying the media exhibited a "massive double standard."

"If the media is so upset about Sheriff Arpaio, then they should be really outraged about what presidents Clinton and Obama did," Hannity said.

He mentioned Clinton's pardon of tax cheat and conspirer Marc Rich and Obama's pardon of conspirer Oscar Lopez-Rivera.

"We just can't forget what they did here," Hannity concluded.


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