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GQ Writer Questions Whether Obama Could Murder Trump and Then Pardon Himself

In a Wednesday tweet, a writer for the British edition of GQ wondered aloud whether President Barack Obama could murder president-elect Donald Trump and vice president-elect Mike Pence and then pardon himself.

Rupert Myers deleted the tweet after it was first noticed and publicized by The Daily Wire.

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Still, Myers took a rather flippant attitude towards the angry responses. His explanation for the tweet varied, with Myers saying that it was only a joke but elsewhere claiming it was an innocent question about the president’s pardon power.

For those who were wondering, Law Newz’s Chris White argued in October that the president actually can pardon themselves for federal crimes.

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