Aug 4, 2020 |
Washington (CNN) – President Donald Trump is now saying that he wished Ghislaine Maxwell well after she was arrested because he doesn’t want her to die in jail like her former boyfriend and alleged accomplice, Jeffrey Epstein.
In an interview with “Axios on HBO” that aired Monday night, Trump was asked why he wished Maxwell well when she’s been arrested on allegations of child sex trafficking.
Trump said to the allegations of child sex trafficking:
“Well, first of all you don’t know that. Her friend or boyfriend (Epstein) was either killed or committed suicide. She’s now in jail. Yeah, I wish her well. I’d wish you well. I’d wish a lot of people well. Good luck. Let them prove somebody was guilty.”
Maxwell is charged with enticement and conspiracy to entice minors, as young as 14, to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, transportation and conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and two counts of perjury. She has denied any wrongdoing.
When asked to clarify whether he was suggesting he hoped she doesn’t die in jail, Trump told Axios:
“Her boyfriend died in jail and people are still trying to figure out, how did it happen? Was it suicide? Was he killed? And I do wish her well. I’m not looking for anything bad for her.”
Trump’s suggestion that Epstein’s death could have possibly not been a suicide contradicts both the New York City medical examiner’s office and his own attorney general …