Fox News’ Chris Wallace stunned as Trump intervenes in Manafort trial calling it “sad day for our country.”

AIWA! NO! Then press//Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Friday highlighted the abnormality of President Donald Trump weighing in on the federal trial of one of his former top advisers, Paul Manafort.

Paul Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Downing, second from left, and his team after the first day of jury deliberations in the tax and bank fraud trial.CreditJim Lo Scalzo/EPA, via Shutterstock

As a jury considered a verdict in the Manafort case, Trump told reporters that what had happened to his former campaign chairman was a “sad day for our country.”

“You know, as I heard that I thought boy, we really have changed. I’m not sure for the better,” Wallace said. “I remember Richard Nixon back in the 60s, early 70s talking about the Charles Manson trial — not someone who many people had doubts about. The president weighed in on his guilt and people went nuts.”

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“I remember Barack Obama weighing in on Trayvon Martin  or Henry Louis Gates in Cambridge, weighing in on those, and people went nuts. The idea a president would in any way intervene in a trial,” Wallace continued.

Paul Manafort mugshot
Special counsel Robert Mueller‘s prosecutors revealed just how little Rick Gates‘ testimony against Paul Manafort mattered to them during closing arguments on Wednesday. It happened just after we got finished talking about reporting that says Mueller has never needed Gates as a witness against Manafort, but as a witness to Trump campaign-Russia connections.

“You have now with Paul Manafort, the jury is considering the case and the president basically saying it’s sad that the prosecution was brought against this man who was a former — briefly — top advisor, campaign chairman for president Trump. How things have changed.”

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