Cher, Bette Midler, Moby & More React to Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Found Guilty on Eight Counts
Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday (Aug. 21) on eight counts of financial crime, including five tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts and two counts of bank fraud.
Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial on 10 charges, where jurors were unable to reach a verdict. Manafort currently faces a maximum of 80 years in prison.
Trumper former lawyer Michael Cohen also pleaded guilty to counts of campaign finance violations, band fraud and tax fraud.
As expected, celebrities flooded Twitter with thoughts upon hearing the news. See below for some of the best responses, including Cher, Bette Midler and Moby.
I’m So excited about Paul Manafort’s Guiltily— Cher (@cher) August 21, 2018
Verdict I Could ---- &--‼️
BIRDS OF A FUCKING FEATHER. pic.twitter.com/aECqIXvgH9— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 21, 2018
You’re awfully quiet today @realDonaldTrump , no opinion on your campaign manager being convicted of multiple felonies and your personal lawyer pleading guilty to multiple felonies? #lockthemup #lockyouup— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) August 21, 2018
HOLY FUCK BALLS https://t.co/u48XZfkdg1— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 21, 2018
Oh Lucy, you have some splaning to do! https://t.co/WNVncE8VIn— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) August 21, 2018
Well, well, well. What have we here? It’s a nice day to say SCREW YOU to Trump. https://t.co/hNU5rfXqft— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 21, 2018
Paul Manafort, you get federal prison sentence! And, Michael Cohen, you get a federal prison sentence! And... pic.twitter.com/hafCIiDqZ3— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) August 21, 2018
Imagine if Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and Donald Trump were all in the same prison. That would be the best season of The Apprentice ever.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 21, 2018
LOLOL are you just landing?— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 21, 2018
You've got a couple of interesting news stories that are about to blow up your phone involving Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.
Have fun in West Virginia!! pic.twitter.com/LHzU9P5wPH
"I told you people that I barely know Paul Manafort. Barely know him. He did nothing for my campaign. Changed the toner in the printer a couple of times. He means nothing to me. That said, I will now try to give him a full pardon for this and any & all future convictions."— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 21, 2018