Trump defends Manafort by drawing parallels with Capone

Updated:5 months, 2 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump attempted to defend his former election campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, by drawing parallels between the latter and American mobster Alphonse Capone. Taking to Twitter handle, Trump said, "Looking back on history, who was treated worse, Alfonse Capone, legendary mob boss, killer and 'Public Enemy Number One,' or Paul Manafort, political operative & Reagan/Dole darling, now serving solitary confinement - although convicted of nothing? Where is the Russian Collusion?" The second day after Manafort's trial in a federal court, the President tweeted his statement. Manafort is facing tax evasion and bank fraud charges and has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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