Jeffrey Epstein: Trump once praised financier charged with sex trafficking minors for liking women 'on the younger side'
Category: News & PoliticsVia: krishna • last year • 14 comments
Donald Trump and his then-girlfriend, Melania, with the financier Jeffrey Epstein and the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 12, 2000. Davidoff Studios/Getty Image s
- In light of Jeffrey Epstein's reported Saturday-night arrest on charges of sex trafficking minors, a quote from President Donald Trump praising the financier's fondness for young women has resurfaced.
- A Trump biographer, Tim O'Brien, tweeted the quote from a 2002 profile of Epstein in New York magazine, in which Trump said: "I've known Jeff for 15 years. 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."
- Trump's association with Epstein extends into allegations that women were lured directly into sex trafficking from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, with one woman claiming Epstein's then-girlfriend recruited her for prostitution as a 15-year-old when she worked as a locker-room attendant at the resort.