On his way to Alabama to tour tornado damage, President Trump talked to reporters about Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.
The President said he felt "very badly" for Manafort, his former campaign chair who was sentenced yesterday to 47 months in prison for financial fraud convictions obtained by special counsel Robert Mueller.
"I think it has been a very tough time for him," Trump said.
The President also repeated the false claim that the judge said there was no collusion with Russia. (The judge only said that collusion wasn’t an issue for him to consider in the case. He did not assess whether it happens or not.)
Trump also said that Cohen, his former personal attorney, lied when he told Congress there were talks about a possible pardon.
"Michael Cohen lied about the pardon. It was a stone-cold lie. He has lied about a lot of things. but when he lied about the pardon — that was really a lie," Trump said.