August 17, 2018 / 3:04 PM / 3 months ago

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

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is shown in this booking photo in Alexanderia, Virginia, U.S., July 12, 2018. Alexandria Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

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.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Susan Heavey

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