Fox News Edits Trump Out Of Jeffrey Epstein Photo, Leaves In Melania
According to The HuffPost, Fox News on Sunday “repeatedly featured a well-known photo of convicted sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein posing with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago — but each time Trump was edited out of the image” while Trump’s wife, Melania Knauss, was not cropped from the photo.
- The segment “focused on longtime Epstein associate and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell — also in the photo — who allegedly recruited and groomed teenage sex victims for Epstein, according to charges announced alongside her arrest last week. Maxwell has denied the allegations,” HuffPost reported.
- Trump had “called Epstein a ‘fun’ and ‘terrific guy’ in a now-infamous New York magazine interview in 2002,” the report said.
“It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side,” the future president added.
- HuffPost wrote that “police began investigating Epstein in 2005, and he was charged in Florida the following year with several counts of unlawful acts with a minor. He eventually pleaded guilty to two lesser counts carrying an 18-month sentence as part of a controversial plea deal. Epstein died by suicide in a New York jail cell last year awaiting trial on new sex trafficking charges, filed a month before his death.”