US President Donald Trump praises his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was found guilty of eight financial crimes unrelated to the campaign.
“Such respect for a brave man,” the president said of Manafort.
Regarding his former attorney Michael Cohen who pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations yesterday, Trump accused him of making up stories
— with AFP
I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. “Justice” took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to “break” – make up stories in order to get a “deal.” Such respect for a brave man!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2018