WASHINGTON, D.C. — Once again today, the President of the United States of America seemed to offer at least a tacit, passive defense of an accused child sex trafficker.
Just a day after President Donald Trump was asked about Ghislaine Maxwell at a coronavirus task force briefing and had words of encouragement for her, he appeared to show support for Maxwell, though he didn’t use her name this time. Yesterday, Mr. Trump was asked about Maxwell, who is accused of essentially operating as billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s personal pimp. There are numerous pictures and videos of Trump with Epstein in the 1980s and 1990’s, though it’s unclear just how close a relationship the two wealthy men enjoyed.
While the exact details of how much and how well Epstein and Trump knew each other, they clearly ran in each other’s circles quite often. Not only are there pictures and videos of Trump with Epstein, there are also pictures of Trump and Maxwell partying together. Some pictures even exist of Trump, his future Third First Lady Melania, Epstein, and Maxwell all together.
Yesterday, President Trump held a press conference with his coronavirus task force, the first such press event in months, and was asked about Maxwell. Trump admitted that he had, in fact, met with her several times over the years. While speaking about her though, Trump said he would like to “wish her well” and he said so twice.
Asked about Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged enabler of Jeffrey Epstein who stands accused of helping him set up a child sex ring, Trump answered: “I just wish her well, frankly. I’ve met her numerous times over the years especially since I lived in Palm Beach, and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is.” (Washington Post)
This is not the first time that Trump has raised eyebrows with his well-wishes. When North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was reportedly having heart problems that required surgery, Trump wished the autocrat well. During a roundtable discussion with various business leaders on the subject of the American economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump managed not to name Ms. Maxwell specifically, but he did offer some vague support of “some very fine people” who worked on Epstein’s behalf.
“I don’t know shit about shit, okay? I don’t know, really, much of anything. Well, okay, I know a lot, and more than anybody else, but when it comes to Jeffrey Epstein, I don’t know much. I will say, though, some very fine people pimped out little girls for Jeffrey Epstein and his friends. And I just wish them all well, whatever it is…I wish them well.”
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