Ponder, who founded the nonprofit Hope For Prisoners, spoke in a video at the convention, along with Richard Beasley, the FBI agent who arrested him.
The president announced the pardon in a video with Ponder and Beasley, calling Ponder's story "a beautiful testament to the power of redemption."
Justice and redemption. That's why people kneel. That's the reason for blm protest. I don't like trump, but I can respect this. Hopefully, John Ponder's story will help trump's base understand this.