Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Va.

President Donald Trump is calling Paul Manafort a “very good person” as a jury deliberates in the tax and bank fraud trial of the former Trump campaign chairman.

Trump said Friday at the White House that it was “a very sad day for our country.” He said Manafort “worked for me for a very short period of time,” but added “I think it’s very sad what they’ve done to Paul Manafort.”

The jury began its second day of deliberations Friday.

Prosecutors say Manafort hid tens of millions of dollars in foreign income from the IRS, money he made advising politicians in Ukraine. When the Ukrainian money dried up, they say he lied on loan applications to maintain his cash flow.

Defense lawyers say the government failed to prove its case. (AP)

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<p>Richard Westling, left, Kevin Downing, and Thomas Zehnle, with the defense team for Paul Manafort, arrive at federal court for the second day of jury deliberations in the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Richard Westling, left, Kevin Downing, and Thomas Zehnle, with the defense team for Paul Manafort, arrive at federal court for the second day of jury deliberations in the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

<p>Kathleen Manafort, wife of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, arrives for the second day of jury deliberations in the bank and tax fraud case against her husband at the Albert V. Bryan US Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 17, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Kathleen Manafort, wife of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, arrives for the second day of jury deliberations in the bank and tax fraud case against her husband at the Albert V. Bryan US Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 17, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Kevin Downing, attorney for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, speaks to the media after leaving walking out of the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse after jury deliberations ended for the day, Aug. 16, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Kevin Downing, attorney for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, speaks to the media after leaving walking out of the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse after jury deliberations ended for the day, Aug. 16, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>Members of the media as set up outside of federal court as jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Members of the media as set up outside of federal court as jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

<p>People stand in line to enter District Court in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

People stand in line to enter District Court in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

<p>Kevin Downing, lead attorney for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is pursued by reporters after leaving the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse during the eleventh day of Manafort’s trial on Aug. 14, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Kevin Downing, lead attorney for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is pursued by reporters after leaving the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse during the eleventh day of Manafort’s trial on Aug. 14, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>Reporters and spectators line up outside the Albert V. Bryan US Courthouse, where the bank fraud trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is taking place, to watch scheduled closing arguments in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 15, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Reporters and spectators line up outside the Albert V. Bryan US Courthouse, where the bank fraud trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is taking place, to watch scheduled closing arguments in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 15, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Defense attorney Kevin Downing, second from right, makes a statement to the media after leaving federal court in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Defense attorney Kevin Downing, second from right, makes a statement to the media after leaving federal court in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

<p>A television crew is set up outside of federal court where the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will continue, in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

A television crew is set up outside of federal court where the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will continue, in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

<p>Jay Nanavati, second from left, one of the lawyers for former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, leaves federal court after attending the Manafort trial in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Jay Nanavati, second from left, one of the lawyers for former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, leaves federal court after attending the Manafort trial in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

<p>This courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates, right, answering questions by prosecutor Greg Andres as he testifies in the trial of Paul Manafort, seated second from left, at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III presides as Manafort attorney’s including Kevin Downing, left, Thomas Zehnle, third from left, listen. (Photo: Dana Verkouteren via AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

This courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates, right, answering questions by prosecutor Greg Andres as he testifies in the trial of Paul Manafort, seated second from left, at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III presides as Manafort attorney’s including Kevin Downing, left, Thomas Zehnle, third from left, listen. (Photo: Dana Verkouteren via AP)

<p>Journalists and members of the public wait to enter the US District Court for the second week of testimony in the trial of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 7, 2018. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Journalists and members of the public wait to enter the US District Court for the second week of testimony in the trial of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 7, 2018. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Department of Homeland Security police walk outside of The Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse before the arrival of former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort on Aug. 7, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Department of Homeland Security police walk outside of The Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse before the arrival of former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort on Aug. 7, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

<p>Accountant Cindy Laporta arrives at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Alexandria, Va. to testify at President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Accountant Cindy Laporta arrives at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Alexandria, Va. to testify at President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)

<p>The statue of Justice outside the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse is reflected in a television news camera lens on the second day of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial August 1, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

The statue of Justice outside the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse is reflected in a television news camera lens on the second day of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial August 1, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>Paul Manafort’s former bookkeeper Heather Washkuhn, left, walks to the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, to testify at President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Washkuhn testified that Manafort kept her in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy millions in luxury items and personal expenses. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Paul Manafort’s former bookkeeper Heather Washkuhn, left, walks to the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, to testify at President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Washkuhn testified that Manafort kept her in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy millions in luxury items and personal expenses. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

<p>This photo provided by the Department of Justice was introduced into evidence by the government on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, during the second day of the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in federal court in Alexandria, Va., shows Victor Yanukovych, second from right. Manafort is accused of conspiracy to evade U.S. taxes and banking laws. It’s the first trial arising from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.(Photo: Department of Justice via AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

This photo provided by the Department of Justice was introduced into evidence by the government on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, during the second day of the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in federal court in Alexandria, Va., shows Victor Yanukovych, second from right. Manafort is accused of conspiracy to evade U.S. taxes and banking laws. It’s the first trial arising from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.(Photo: Department of Justice via AP)

<p>Kathleen Manafort, leaves the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at the conclusion of her husband, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Kathleen Manafort, leaves the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at the conclusion of her husband, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta)

<p>Linda Schierow, from left, and Nancy Bundy, join other protesters outside the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018, on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Linda Schierow, from left, and Nancy Bundy, join other protesters outside the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018, on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

<p>Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is shown in a court room sketch, as he sits in federal court on the opening day of his trial on bank and tax fraud charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in Alexandria, Va., July 31, 2018. (Photo: Bill Hennessy/Reuters) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is shown in a court room sketch, as he sits in federal court on the opening day of his trial on bank and tax fraud charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in Alexandria, Va., July 31, 2018. (Photo: Bill Hennessy/Reuters)

<p>Jackets included in the government’s exhibits admitted into evidence, at the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, are seen in this combination image of pictures released from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 1, 2018. (Photo: Courtesy Special Counsel’s Office/Handout via Reuters) </p>
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial in Alexandria, Va.

Jackets included in the government’s exhibits admitted into evidence, at the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, are seen in this combination image of pictures released from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 1, 2018. (Photo: Courtesy Special Counsel’s Office/Handout via Reuters)

<p>Protesters gather outside the US District Courthouse ahead of Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arriving for the opening day of his trial on bank and tax fraud charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in Alexandria, Va., July 31, 2018. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Protesters gather outside the US District Courthouse ahead of Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arriving for the opening day of his trial on bank and tax fraud charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in Alexandria, Va., July 31, 2018. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)

<p>This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III, center rear, and the selected jury, seated left, during the jury selection of his trial at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Dana Verkouteren via AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III, center rear, and the selected jury, seated left, during the jury selection of his trial at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Dana Verkouteren via AP)

<p>Activists hold signs during a protest outside the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse prior to the first day of the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort July 31, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Activists hold signs during a protest outside the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse prior to the first day of the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort July 31, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Security personnel from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service, watch the vicinity around the Alexandria Federal Court in Alexandria, Va., on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Security personnel from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service, watch the vicinity around the Alexandria Federal Court in Alexandria, Va., on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

<p>A demonstrator holds a placard as others wait to enter the Albert V. Bryan US Courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia on July 31, 20187, for the opening of the jury selection for the Paul Manafort trial. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

A demonstrator holds a placard as others wait to enter the Albert V. Bryan US Courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia on July 31, 20187, for the opening of the jury selection for the Paul Manafort trial. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Protesters hold their banners in front of the Alexandria Federal Court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018, on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Protesters hold their banners in front of the Alexandria Federal Court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018, on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

<p>People wait in line to enter the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse to attend the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was arrested last year on financial fraud charges, on July 31, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

People wait in line to enter the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse to attend the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was arrested last year on financial fraud charges, on July 31, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>In this handout provided by Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, Paul Manafort poses for a mugshot photo at the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandria, Va. Manafort has been charged with money laundering and bank fraud, among other violations. (Photo: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

In this handout provided by Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, Paul Manafort poses for a mugshot photo at the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandria, Va. Manafort has been charged with money laundering and bank fraud, among other violations. (Photo: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)

<p>Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse for a hearing on June 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse for a hearing on June 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>A protester carrying a Russian flag leaves after the bail of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was revoked during a hearing at federal court June 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

A protester carrying a Russian flag leaves after the bail of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was revoked during a hearing at federal court June 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

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