Thursday, October 13, 2016

Convicted felon Thomas Ravenel endorses Donald Trump

Felons for Trump

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:44 AM

  • Bravo screenshot / Gage Skidmore
You might know Thomas Ravenel as the reality TV star of Southern Charm. You might know him as the former treasurer of the State of South Carolina. You also might know him as a convicted felon who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and served 10 months in federal prison.

However you know him, Thomas Ravenel wants you to vote for Donald Trump.

You see, T-Rav says he can't help elect Donald Trump "because of my conviction." But as a human on Facebook, Lord knows that doesn't disqualify him from having opinions. And last night he exercised that right, calling Hillary Clinton a "great con artist" and saying that "If you believe that our Country should be great and provide equality and opportunity to ALL its citizens then you must vote for Trump."

We're not pretending to be the arbiters of what's great (or incredible or amazing for that matter), and have no idea what Ravenel's definition of 'equality and opportunity' is, but we can fact check one point he made: Whether or not Thomas Ravenel can vote, you can.

NOTE: T-Rav deleted his Facebook post Thursday night, but here it is, recorded for posterity:
click to enlarge FACEBOOK SCREENSHOT
  • Facebook screenshot
UPDATE: Updated to clarify T-Rav's statement about his qualification to vote.

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