'Trump country': George Papadopoulos explains why he was treated so well in prison
George Papodopoulos on MSNBC (screengrab)

Convicted felon George Papadopoulos said that he was treated well while serving his prison sentence because it was "Trump country."


Papadopoulos, a former Donald Trump advisor, served eleven days in prison for lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

He was interviewed by MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber on Tuesday. It was his first appearance on the network.

"What was it like for you in prison?" Melber asked. "How were you treated by the other inmates?

"It was Trump country, okay," Papadopoulos replied. "Oxford, Wisconsin, is Trump country, a population of around 800 people."

"Quite frankly, I was treated excellent," he added.

"You're saying the other inmates were Trump supporters and viewed you through that lens?" Melber asked.

"Let's say I had some street cred," Papadopoulos answered, with a laugh.

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