President Donald Trump has once again wished Ghislaine Maxwell well, this time during a shocking interview with National Political Correspondent Jonathan Swan.
Speaking on the HBO programme, President Trump doubled down on comments made during a White House press conference on Tuesday, July 21, stating that he would ‘wish a lot of people well’ and that ‘I’m not looking for anything bad for her’.
Maxwell, 58, has been denied bail after pleading not guilty to luring underage girls into the home of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein hom,e where they would be abused. She will remain behind bars until her trial in the summer of 2021.
You can watch the interview for yourself below:
During the interview, Swan questioned President Trump about why exactly he would wish someone facing such serious charges ‘well’.
In response to this, President Trump stated:
She’s now in jail. 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.
[…] Her boyfriend [Epstein] died in jail, and people are still trying to figure out how did it happen. Was it suicide? Was he killed? And I do wish her well. I’m not looking for anything bad for her. I’m not looking bad for anybody.
These comments reiterated the well wishes offered by President Trump during the press conference, where he noted he’d met Maxwell ‘numerous times over the years’, especially during his time living in Palm Beach.
President Trump is known to have been friends with Epstein for decades, with the pair having been photographed together on various occasions at President Trump’s Palm Beach estate during the ’90s and early ’00s.
Speaking about their friendship in a article on Epstein back in 2002, President Trump remarked that he had ‘known Jeff for fifteen years’, describing him as a ‘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. No doubt about it – Jeffrey enjoys his social life.
As per , at least 25 women have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct since the 1970s. President Trump has denied the accusations, which include harassment, groping and rape.
During the interview, President Trump also made some odd remarks about the late Congressional Representative John Lewis, declaring that he had made a ‘big’ mistake by not attending his inauguration.
Fixating on this apparent slight, President Trump said ‘I really don’t know’ when asked about how history would remember Rep. Lewis, going on to state:
He didn’t come to my inauguration. He didn’t come to my State of the Union speeches. And that’s OK. That’s his right. And, again, nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have.
[…] He should have come. I think he made a big mistake.
Since the arrest of Epstein last year, President Trump has both denied any involvement with the disgraced financier alleged underage sex parties, amid direct accusations from women who claim to have been trafficked by Epstein.