President Donald Trump, who is on record calling Jeffrey Epstein a “terrific guy” in 2002, reportedly showed up in the financier’s “black book” with 14 different phone numbers, according to Business Insider.
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Trump faced questions surrounding his relationship with Epstein after his old friend’s arrest in New York and in light of comments he has made in the past regarding Epstein.
In 2002, Trump said of Epstein: "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."
But the president has distanced himself from Epstein in recent years, telling reporters that he “had a falling out with him a long time ago, I don't think I've spoken to him for 15 years. I wasn't a fan."
Asked about their relationship in 2015, a Trump spokesperson said: "Mr. Trump only knew Mr. Epstein as Mr. Trump owns the hottest and most luxurious club in Palm Beach, [redacted], and Mr. Epstein would go there on occasion."