The horrific story of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has seized the attention of the country after he was arrested in New York this past weekend for the sex trafficking of minors. Of particular note are Epstein’s connections to the Trump administration.
Trump himself was previously accused of raping a 13-year-old girl at one of Epstein’s parties. In 2002, Trump made comments about Epstein that seem to allude to him being well aware of Epstein’s pedophilia.
“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen 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. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life,” Trump said to New York Magazine.
To make matters worse, Trump’s Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is the one responsible for giving Epstein a “sweetheart” nonprosecution deal in Florida in 2007 when Acosta was a U.S. Attorney, despite credible claims and evidence that Epstein sexually abused a staggering number of underage girls. The child abuser was given a mere 18 months in prison, placed in a private section of the Palm Beach County Stockade, and given the astonishing privilege of being allowed to visit his office six days a week for “work release.”
Earlier today Trump was asked about the Epstein scandal and rather than voicing concern for the victims, he instead shared his sympathies for Acosta. He also claimed that he wasn’t a fan of Epstein and that the two had a falling out, which is directly contradicted by his previous comments that he’s a “terrific” guy.
Now, a Fox News host has called him out for his outrageous comments. Melissa Francis questioned his handling of the questions, calling it unwise.
“Trying to put on the record, I guess it was, that they had some huge falling out and they haven’t been friends fifteen years. I don’t know why he would address this at all, especially in this setting. It seems unwise,” she said.
Francis went on to mention Trump’s creepy comments about how both Epstein and he shared a similar taste for women, calling them “horrifying.”
“Obviously, there are these older comments surfacing that have been everywhere, of him saying that they both liked women, comments that have been requoted and are horrifying in the light of day now given what’s going on with Epstein,” said Francis.
She added that the president chose the wrong place, time, and way to “clean up” the issue, especially considering his connection to Acosta. Then, most shockingly for a Fox host, she called for a “massive investigation” into the obviously corrupt saga to determine was truly happened.
Watch the clip below.