In 2015, Trump Said To “Ask Prince Andrew” About Epstein’s “Cesspool” Island
A newly unearthed video from 2015 reveals President Donald Trump telling reporters to “ask Prince Andrew” when he is questioned about the nature of Jeffrey Epstein’s “cesspool” private island, according to the National Post.
- Journalists had asked Trump, who was then weighing a presidential run, “about Epstein and the alleged sexual abuse that took place on Little St James, the Caribbean island owned by the disgraced financier who died in a prison cell in August last year.”
- Trump said at the time: “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.”
But fastforwarding to this week, Trump pleaded ignorance on the matter while speaking to reporters on Tuesday: “I don’t know the situation with Prince Andrew. Just don’t know, not aware of it.”
During the same press briefing, Trump was asked if he thought Epstein’s longtime companion Ghislaine Maxwell was “going to turn-in powerful men” after her arrest on sex trafficking charges.
The president responded: “I don’t know, I haven’t really been following it too much. I just wish her well, frankly.”
The Post noted that “Trump and his wife Melania were photographed with Epstein and Maxwell at the president’s Mar-a-Lago hotel in Florida in 2000.”
Virginia Roberts Giuffre has claimed she was recruited by Maxwell, trafficked from the U.S. to London, and forced to sleep with Prince Andrew when she was aged 17.
There has been speculation that Maxwell could give information to U.S. authorities about the Duke and other powerful men who she had met, including Bill Clinton and Trump, neither of whom have been accused of any wrongdoing.