I don't have a problem with the pardon of Alice Johnson, but the recent portrayal of her crimes as benign is highly misleading. She was a very active player in a drug cartel, dealing in tons of cocaine.
The curious thing about Trump pardoning her is that he said this less than three months ago:
“We’re wasting our time if we don’t get tough with drug dealers, and that toughness includes the death penalty... The ultimate penalty has to be the death penalty. Maybe our country is not ready for that, it’s possible, it’s possible...personally I can’t understand that."