Trump Dodges Question On Pardoning Paul Manafort: “I Don’t Talk About That Now, He’s A Very Good Person”

And the pardon chatter turns into a roar:

President Trump on Friday defended his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, as a “good person” even as a jury deliberates a verdict in his financial fraud trial. Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Trump said Manafort only worked for him for a short period of time but called the trial a “very sad day for our country.” “He happens to be a very good person and it happens to be very sad what they’ve done to Paul Manafort,” Trump said.