US President Donald Trump has again offered kind words to Ghislaine Maxwell, who’s been charged with aiding Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, wishing her “luck” while musing that the disgraced investor was possibly murdered.
“Her friend, or boyfriend, was either killed or committed suicide in jail. She’s now in jail,” Trump told Axios’ Jonathan Swan in an interview that aired on Monday night on HBO, suggesting Epstein may not have taken his own life.
Yeah, I wish her well. I’d wish you well. I’d wish a lot of people well. Good luck. Let them prove somebody was guilty.
Pressed by Swan to explain further, Trump continued: “I do wish her well, I’m not looking for anything bad for her. I’m not looking bad for anybody. And they took that and made it such a big deal. But all it is is: her boyfriend died, died in jail.”
People are still trying to figure out how did it happen: Was it suicide? Was he killed?
The interview was not the first time the president extended well wishes to Maxwell, stirring the pot late last month with similar words of support, saying he’d “met her numerous times over the years,” and “I just wish her well, frankly.” For Trump’s most vocal critics, the comment was taken as an endorsement of Epstein’s abuse of underage girls, in which Maxwell is now also implicated.