Trump suggests Manafort has been ‘treated worse’ than Al Capone

President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday and posted multiple tweets about his former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

“Looking back on history, who was treated worse, Alfonse Capone, a 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?” Trump wrote in one tweet.

The post came one day after Manafort’s trial began in Alexandria, Virginia.

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CBS News reports that prosecutors alleged, “Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws, leaving behind a trail of lies as he lived a lavish lifestyle.”

In an earlier tweet on Wednesday, Trump seemed to distance himself from Manafort.

“Paul Manafort worked for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other highly prominent and respected political leaders. He worked for me for a very short time. Why didn’t government tell me that he was under investigation. These old charges have nothing to do with Collusion – a Hoax!” Trump wrote.