Trump says ‘I Wish Her Well’ of Accused Sex-Trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell
President Donald Trump shockingly supports the long-time associate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
On Tuesday, during a White House briefing regarding the global pandemic, Trump commented on the scandal surrounding the British socialite. When questioned about the federal prosecution of Ghislaine Maxwell, Trump responded, “I haven’t really been following it too much. 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.”
“The president has nothing to say about a gun-toting madman who just murdered the son of a federal judge. But he takes time out of his press conference to send well wishes to a woman accused of trafficking teenager girls for sex.”https://t.co/GnupB0gxlH
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 22, 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell was infamously linked to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The nature of their relationship remains relatively ambiguous: However, the pair appeared to be romantically entangled during the early 1990s. Prior to Epstein’s conviction, the two remained close friends.
JUST IN: Pres. Trump on Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime companion of infamous sex offender Jeffrey Epstein: “I just wish her well, frankly.”
— ABC News (@ABC) July 21, 2020
This past year, Jeffrey Epstein, an immensely influential and well-connected financier, was indicted on sex trafficking charges of minors. Epstein utilized his high-profile social circle (which included celebrities, politicians, and royalty) to facilitate a deeply disturbing, large-scale sex trafficking operation. Recently, Ghislaine has been arrested on charges relating to Epstein’s sex trafficking operation (crimes of enticement of minors and sex trafficking). The pair allegedly recruited children as young as 14 for their enterprise.
In a conspiracy between Epstein and Trump’s government, The US Labor Secretary, who is in charge of sex trafficking laws, helped to protect…sex traffickers. https://t.co/nnOsIrEJ1z
— 🗽 Liz Gumbinner (@Mom101) November 28, 2018
Due to Trump’s properties in New York and Florida, he shared mutual friends with the pair and interacted with them on numerous occasions. In a 2002 article for New York magazine, Trump maintained that Epstein was a “terrific guy” and “a lot of fun to be with.”
Jeffrey Epstein supposedly knew Pres. Donald Trump, who said in a 2002 interview with @NYMag that Epstein is a “terrific guy” and that “he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side” https://t.co/A8T2XNN4Tj pic.twitter.com/o7kbRkxuGw
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 5, 2018
HE wishes HER well
He, repugnance in human form, wishes HER well
HE wishes HER, child rapist & sex trafficker, well
He can’t spare a syllable for a Federal Judge whose only son was gunned down on their doorstep but…
HE wishes HER well #TrumpPresser #GhislaineMaxwell pic.twitter.com/AgYD71CD3m
— KerouacRM (@KerouacRm) July 22, 2020
Here’s *another* photo featuring Donald Trump and #GhislaineMaxwell, who is charged for trafficking children for sex on disgusting scale.
— Eric Owens (@ericowensdc) July 23, 2020
After Epstein’s conviction, Trump quickly distanced himself from the sex offender.
Reporter: Do you still think Jeffrey Epstein is a ‘terrific guy’?
Trump: Well, I knew him like everybody in Palm Beach… He was a fixture in Palm Beach. I had a falling out with him a long time ago. I don’t think I’ve spoken to him for 15 years.. I was not a fan of his pic.twitter.com/l4wVbolshO
— POLITICO (@politico) July 9, 2019
President Trump’s candid words have spurred fierce public backlash. Many Americans are appalled that the President would express sympathy for an individual charged with such horrific crimes. Many individuals perceive the President’s remark as a bizarre, unsettling, and inappropriate response to Epstein’s alleged accomplice.
You can’t advocate for victims of sex trafficking and wish suspected sex traffickers well at the same time. Which is it? Something about having a cake…?
Trump on sex trafficking suspect and Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell: ‘I wish her well’https://t.co/KL27ehMaES
— Kay Warren (@KayWarren1) July 22, 2020
We are looking to seeing whether the President plans to further address this matter.