Trump Unknowingly Throws Himself Under The Bus With Latest Defense Of Manafort
Donald Trump spoke out on Friday after his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for betraying his country.
Manafort was sentenced on Thursday after special counsel Robert Mueller proved him to be guilty of financial crimes.
Instead of condemning his former chairman, Trump said that he felt “very badly” for Manafort while trying to clear his name of any involvement with Russia.
According to reports, Trump said: “I feel very badly for Paul Manafort. I think it’s been a very, very tough time. The judge – I mean for whatever reason I was very honored by it – also made the statement that this had nothing to do with collusion with Russia.”
Trump then tried to clear his name even further by saying, “I don’t collude with Russia.”
Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Trump and Russia is still ongoing.