Donald Trump Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Trump is currently on trial in Manhattan.

Alvin Bragg, the Democratic prosecutor, alleges Trump made a series of hush money payments to keep an affair out of the press during his presidential campaign in 2016.

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels has claimed that after her affair with the future president, he paid her hundreds of thousands of dollars to stay quiet during the campaign in which he defeated the heavily favored Hillary Clinton.

Whether Bragg convinces a jury of Trump’s peers about the former president’s guilt remains to be seen. However, the fact the trial has gone this far is a form of “cruel and unusual punishment” according to Fox News host Jesse Watters, a longtime political supporter of Trump.

Watters claims it’s unfair to have an octogenarian like Trump kept in a courtroom without his usual exercise.

“But the guy needs exercise,” Watters said on his show. “He’s usually golfing. And so, you’re going to put a man who’s almost 80, sitting in a room like this on his butt for all that time? It’s not healthy. You know how big of a health nut I am. He needs sunlight and he needs activity. He needs to be walking around, he needs action. It’s really cruel and unusual punishment to make a man do that. And any time he moves, they threaten to throw in prison.”

While Watters is free to espouse such an opinion, it’s dubious at best that his argument would find much support in the legal arena.

[Media Matters]