‘Very unfair!’ Trump bungles basic legal facts after Manafort jailed for witness tampering
President Donald Trump speaking to the United Nations (Screenshot)

President Donald Trump lashed out at a judge on Friday who ordered Paul Manafort to be sent to jail until the start of his trial for alleged money laundering, witness tampering, and other assorted crimes.


"Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort, who has represented Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other top political people and campaigns," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Didn’t know Manafort was the head of the Mob. What about Comey and Crooked Hillary and all of the others? Very unfair!"

Manafort was not sentenced on Friday, however. Rather, he simply had his house arrest revoked because he was caught red-handed sending messages in an attempt to shape testimony by witnesses who may have testified against him.

Additionally, Manafort's shady lobbying work for Kremlin-backed Ukrainian politicians was well known at the time Trump hired him to be his campaign manager. As conservative columnist Eli Lake wrote all the way back in April 2016, Manafort has been "linked to one corruption scheme after another" over the years thanks to his connections with Kremlin-connected political figures.