When someone in President Donald Trump’s orbit comes into trouble, he has a habit of downplaying his relationship with that person. Following Gordon Sondland’s recent testimony, he said the UN Ambassador came from another campaign and he barely knew him. Trump also attempted to downplay his relationship with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. While there are a number of photos of the two together, the President claimed he was “not a fan.”
Britain’s Prince Andrew is currently facing scrutiny from his own friendship with Epstein. Today the London press queried Trump, in town for a NATO conference, about his relationship with the royal. Despite having a breakfast meeting with him in June and photographs of the two speaking, the President claimed he didn’t know Andrew.
Prince Andrew is fresh off a disastrous interview where he was peppered with questions about Epstein. When the press asked Trump about the royal, he replied, “I don’t know him, no. I don’t know Prince Andrew, but it’s a tough story, it’s a very tough story.”
Photos soon emerged of the two men together. Comedian James Felton even shared photos of Trump, Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein at the same party.
Trump just said "I don't know Prince Andrew, but that's a tough story, it's a very tough story, I don't know"
Here he is not knowing him at Westminster Abbey, taking a nice stroll on a separate occasion he didn't know him and finally not knowing him whilst partying with Epstein. pic.twitter.com/wpVoVdfwBn
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) December 3, 2019
Twitter sleuths also chased down photo’s of a June breakfast meeting between the two men courtesy of the Duke of York account. The post read, “On day 2 of the US State Visit, The Duke of York (Prince Andrew) and Prime Minister Theresa May welcome President Donald Trump to St James’s Palace for a UK/US Senior Business Leaders Group Breakfast Meeting.”
🇬🇧🇺🇸On Day 2 of the #USStateVisit, The Duke of York & Prime Minister @TheresaMay welcome President Donald Trump @POTUS to St James’s Palace for a UK/US Senior Business Leaders Group Breakfast Meeting. pic.twitter.com/NfvniwmQKX
— The Duke of York (@TheDukeOfYork) June 4, 2019
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