President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning insisted he had no concerns about former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s recent agreement to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller. “If he’s honest, and he is, I think he’s going to tell — as long as he tells the truth, it’s 100 percent,” Trump said on the South Lawn of the White House.
“He was with Ronald Reagan. He was with Bob Dole. He was with McCain. He was with many, many people,” Trump said before heading to North and South Carolina to survey damaged caused by Hurricane Florence.
“Paul Manafort was with me for a short period of time. He did a good job,” the president added. “I was very happy with the job he did. And I will tell you this, I believe that he will tell the truth. And if he tells the truth, no problem.”
Trump claims he has no worries about Manafort cooperating with Mueller.
“He was with Ronald Reagan, he was with Bob Dole, he was with McCain, he was with many, many people. That’s what he did. Paul Manafort was with me for a short period of time. He did a good job.” pic.twitter.com/slUgS7R8a7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2018
Trump: If Manafort tells the truth, there will be “no problem” pic.twitter.com/kD6OgyPH3v
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) September 19, 2018