August 17, 2018 / 3:07 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.

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Susan Heavey

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