WATCH: Trump Dished On Epstein’s Island, Prince Andrew, In Old Interview
Donald Trump has attempted to distance himself from Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and the whole pedophile ring that Epstein is accused of running. However, older interviews can be found where Trump admits to familiarity with Epstein’s scene. In one from 2015, he calls the island a “cesspool,” and says that Prince Andrew is very familiar with it.
Ghislaine Maxwell is currently awaiting trial on charges she aided Epstein in abusing underaged girls and providing them to other powerful, wealthy men for further abuse. Washington Post reports Trump distanced himself from her recently, saying he had “met her” multiple times, and he “guesses” that she and Epstein lived in Palm Beach.
I 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.
There are many photos of Trump at parties with Maxwell and Epstein.
NBC News reported earlier this week that Trump had also attempted to place distance between himself and Prince Andrew, who has also been accused by Epstein’s victims, even denying he knew the Duke of York.
I don’t know Prince Andrew, but it’s a tough story. I don’t know him, no.
Again, however, older interviews contradict that. In one from 2015, Political Tribune reports, Trump not only talked about what it’s like on Epstein’s island, but said that Prince Andrew was very aware of it too.
That island was really a cesspool, there’s no question about it, just ask Prince Andrew — he’ll tell you about it. The island was an absolute cesspool.
Moreover, as can be seen in the clip above, Trump spoke of Epstein in context of Hillary Clinton, who he suggested could have difficulties in a presidential run because of her husband’s associations with Epstein. As Vox reported in 2018, Trump himself described Epstein, in 2002, as someone he’d known for 15 years, and, “Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”