Fox News Reporter Rips Trump To Shreds For Claiming Manafort Case Clears Him Of Collusion – Watch:
Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of 90 months in prison on Wednesday. Afterward, Trump told reporters that Manafort’s sentencing means that there was no collusion with Russia and that his name is cleared of any wrongdoing.
But that’s not the case at all. Trump praised Manafort following his prison sentence by saying that he felt “badly” for him.
“I feel very badly for Paul Manafort,” Trump told reporters. “And he worked for Ronald Reagan very successfully and he worked for John McCain — he worked for Bob Dole and many others for many years.”
“I feel badly for him. I think it’s a very sad situation. I saw that just a little while ago. Certainly, on a human basis, it’s a very sad thing,” Trump added.
But Trump’s remarks didn’t go unnoticed. Following the president’s claim of being cleared of collusion, Fox News White House reporter John Roberts decided to fact-check Trump.
“The president also said that today’s sentence proved that there was no collusion between his campaign in the Russia investigation,” Roberts reported.
“But we should make it clear that the sentencing and the charges that Paul Manafort was being sentenced for had nothing to do with Russia collusion,” he continued.
“So it’s a bit of a leap to say the fact that he was sentenced to 7 1/2 years on charges that had nothing to do with collusion means that there was no collusion,” Roberts explained.
Take a look at the video clip below: