Trump Lavishes Praise On “Brave” Manafort, Claims Cohen Pleaded Guilty To Things “That Are Not A Crime”

The Week reports:

The traditional reward for acts of unimaginable bravery is a Purple Heart — but apparently eight felony convictions works in a pinch. President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts of felony financial crimes Tuesday.

The president has consistently defended Manafort both in person and on Twitter. He added to his online flattery of the convicted felon Wednesday morning, declaring that he feels “very badly” for Manafort and lauding Manafort for not taking a plea deal, unlike someone else he knows.