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Trump takes a moment to gloat

Sign up to get our new weekly column as a newsletter. We're looking back at the strongest, smartest opinion takes of the week from CNN and other outlets. (CNN)Team Trump, which is often caught by surprise -- but seldom pleasantly -- seemed to catch a few unexpected breaks this week.Paul Manafort, the President's former campaign chairman on his way to prison, entered his sentencing hearing Thursday, abjectly and in a wheelchair. He wheeled out with ... a 47-month sentence, way below what federal guidelines called for and far less than many dumbfounded Trump critics, and others, said he deserved.  Judge T.S. Ellis' sentence "sent terrible messages to the public about our criminal justice system," lamented Elie Honig, a former federal prosecu ...