President Trump stated the obvious—that Roger Stone’s sentence was far disproportionate to his crime—which produced scads of angst and ire among the high and the mighty. From Kurt Schlichter at theburningplatform.com:
You know, these Deep State dorks want to be thought of as cunning operators with savage skills, but most of them are more like Barney Fife stumbling on a loaded AK-47 while hopped up on Aunt Bea’s famous hash hush puppies. They tried yet another hack ploy with the Roger Stone sentencing, and found themselves outplayed yet again like Joe Biden going up against Bobby Fischer. All Trump did is follow a basic rule they taught me and every other infantry guy down at Fort Benning.
You charge into the ambush. Full bore, no hesitation.
When you find yourself in a kill zone, you don’t futz around trying to figure out a plan. You do that and you die.
You don’t run away, because then you get shot in the back and die tired.
You determine the direction of fire and charge into it.
You might get killed, but that’s a consequence of walking into an ambush. The simple fact is that the only way you have a chance of coming out of it unventilated is to charge the SOBs ambushing you.
Which Trump did.