August 17, 2018 / 3:11 PM / a month ago

Trump says Manafort trial is 'sad,' calls ex-aide a good person

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called the financial fraud trial of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, “sad” and said he was a very good person, weighing in as a jury in Virginia deliberates.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/Files

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Susan Heavey

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