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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Photograph of Alphonse Gabriel 'Al' Capone (1899-1947). Infamous American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era in America. Dated 1945. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1900: Al Capone Fingerprints (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1932: The king of gangsters Al Capone, Photograph, March 5th 1932 (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) [Der Gangsterk?nig Al Capone, Photographie, 3,5,1932]
(GERMANY OUT) 1899 - 1947, Gangster USA (Photo by ullstein bild via Getty Images)
circa 1930: Italian-American gangster Al Capone (1899 - 1947) with US Marshal Laubenheimer. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photograph of the American gangster Al CAPONE on his yacht between 1925 and 1930. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) US gangster bosser Al Capone and his attorney Teitelbaum. 1931 (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
American gangster Al Capone ('Scarface') (1899 - 1947) poses for a portrait, showing off the scar that earned him his nickname, circa 1920s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Surrounded by bodyguards, Al Capone, aka Scarface (R), smiles as Chicago Cub's player Gabby Hartnett (L) signs an autograph for Capone's 12-year-old son Albert (Sonny) Capone, during a baseball match, in 1930. At right behind Capone is Phil D'Andrea, Capone's bodyguard and constant companion. America's best known gangster Al Capone died from a heart attack at home 25 January 1947, after spending 8 years in jail. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1926: Gangster Al Capone and an unidentified man, likely bail bondsman Isaac Roderick, sit together in discussion in Chicago, 1926. From the Chicago Daily News collection. (Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)
circa 1925: Mugshot of American gangster Al Capone (1899 - 1947) smiling in a jacket and tie, Miami, Florida. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Al Capone and attorney William F. Waugh, Chicago, Illinois, 1929. (Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)
Al Capone (1899 - 1947) signing Uncle Sam's $50,000 bail bond in the Federal Building, Chicago. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 22: Ganster Alphonse 'Al' Capone poses for a mugshot on his arrival at the Federal Penitentiary at Alcatraz on August 22, 1934 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Al Capone, hiding handcuffs under his hat, is leaving the Atlanta Court after the hearing of his request for release,, November 1932,, United States,, National archives. Washington, . (Photo by: Photo12/UIG via Getty Images)
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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.

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