‘I wish her well, frankly’: Trump sends message of support to Ghislaine Maxwell as pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ awaits her trial for sex trafficking minors
- The president told reporters he wishes her well in his Tuesday press conference
- When asked whether he thought Maxwell would turn in powerful people in a plea deal, Trump responded saying he ‘hadn’t been following it too much’
- He admitted meeting her ‘numerous times’ over the years
- Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam was denied bail last week on charges of luring underage girls so the convicted pedophile could abuse them
The president admitted meeting Jeffrey Epstein’s accused madam ‘numerous times’ over the years and wished her well in his Tuesday press conference – his first since vowing to return to coronavirus news briefings as cases soar across the US.
His show of support for Maxwell comes after Epstein’s former girlfriend was denied bail last week on charges of luring underage girls so the convicted pedophile could sexually abuse them.
The president admitted meeting Jeffrey Epstein’s accused madam ‘numerous times’ over the years and wished her well in his Tuesday press conference (pictured)
When asked by a reporter whether he thought Maxwell would turn in the names of powerful people in exchange for a plea deal, Trump responded saying he ‘hadn’t been following it too much’ but that he ‘wishes her well’.
‘I just wish her well frankly,’ he said.
‘I’ve met her numerous times over the years especially since I lived in Palm Beach and I guess they lived in Palm Beach.’
Trump then reinforced his well-wishes for Maxwell but said he doesn’t know about the ‘situation’ with Prince Andrew.
‘But I wish her well whatever it is,’ he said.
‘I don’t know the situation with Prince Andrew. I don’t know, I’m just not aware of it.’
Donald Trump has sent a message of support to Ghislaine Maxwell as she awaits her trial for sex trafficking minors. Pictured the president, with First Lady Melania Trump, Epstein and Maxwell at Mar-a-Lago in 2000 (left) and Trump and Maxwell together at the Anand Jon Fashion Show in September 2000 in New York City (right)
Trump, Melania, Epstein and Maxwell pose together at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach in February 2000
Maxwell, 58, was denied bail last Tuesday and learned she must stay locked up until her sex trafficking trial in summer 2021.
She is accused of procuring three underage girls for Epstein between 1994 and 1997 and having sex with them herself.
She has pleaded not guilty to the allegations.
Maxwell had been lying low since Epstein’s death last year but was arrested earlier in the month, when authorities swooped on her luxury home in New Hampshire where prosecutors say she was hiding out.
She was romantically involved with the pedophile from around 1992, but then became his ‘right-hand woman’, managing his property empire and, it is alleged, his trafficking of minors.
Epstein was found hanging in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan last August.
His death was ruled a suicide but his attorneys and some family members claim he was murdered to stop him from sharing what he knows about other high profile, powerful people.
Maxwell is currently in custody in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.