In the days since Jeffrey Epstein’s indictment on sex trafficking charges, =Trump has said he was “not a fan” of the financier—but footage unearthed by Morning Joe today of the president partying with Epstein at Mar-a-Lago in 1992.
In one video, shot for an NBC program with Faith Daniels, Trump is seen talking and laughing with Epstein and seemingly pointing at women at the party. In another, Trump, dances with several women identified as cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, and pulls at least one toward him.
No crime committed but these videos do counter the president’s efforts in recent days to downplay his prior relationship with Epstein, whom he described in 2002 as a “terrific guy” who is “a lot of fun to be with.”
Trump said of Epstein in a now-infamous statement to New York magazine,
“It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”
Trump has sought to tamp down questions about his relationship with Epstein by downplaying the extent of their relationship and saying the two had a “falling out” some 15 years ago.
They look pretty chummy in ’92. Satirist Andy Borowitz thinks it’s Epstein who want to not be seen with Trump…
Morning Joe dug up footage of Trump partying with Jeffrey Epstein at Mar-a-Lago in 1992 pic.twitter.com/3T4l2enrqc— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 17, 2019
(via Vanity Fair)