Recently prosecutors handling the charges against Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite accused of aiding and abetting billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in his years-long systematic sexual abuse and trafficking of young girls, denied the request of Maxwell’s lawyers to turn over the names of her accusers.
In an interview with Axios, President Donald Trump defended his well wishes for Ghislaine Maxwell, who has been arraigned on charges that she recruited and participated in the abuse of young girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who mysteriously died in prison last year while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. He also openly questioned the circumstances of Epstein’s death.
“She’s now in jail. Yeah, I wish her well,” Trump said of Maxwell. “I would wish you well. I would wish a lot of people well. Good luck. Let them prove somebody was guilty.”
“So you’re saying you hope she doesn’t die in jail? Is that what you mean by wish her well?” asked Axios reporter Jonathan Swan.
“Her boyfriend died in jail, and people are still trying to figure out how did it happen,” Trump said. “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.”
He added: “And people took that and they made it such a big deal, but all it is is her boyfriend died. He died in jail. Was he killed, was it suicide? I do. I wish her well.”
You can watch footage from the interview below.
Trump tells #AxiosOnHBO that he stands by his comments wishing alleged child sex trafficker and Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell well.
“I wish her well. I'd wish you well. I'd wish a lot of people well.” pic.twitter.com/1MRxyqzCLk
Representative Chip Roy (R-Texas) criticized President Donald Trump for wishing alleged Jeffrey Epstein co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell “well,” calling the president’s comment “unacceptably obtuse.”
Roy issued his criticisms earlier this morning.
“This is unacceptably obtuse for a woman accused of the most morally depraved of crimes, @realDonaldTrump,” he wrote on Twitter. “She needs to be severely punished… and justice must be served for the girls she abused. For ALL involved.”
This is unacceptably obtuse for a woman accused of the most morally depraved of crimes, @realDonaldTrump. She needs to be severely punished… and justice must be served for the girls she abused. For ALL involved. https://t.co/IslnKso0Gg
Geraldo Rivera has praised Donald Trump for extending his well wishes to accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell. She’s facing federal charges related to her work with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Rivera, a Fox News personality, took to Twitter early Wednesday to laud the President’s comments and defend Maxwell.
“When asked Donald Trump said he wished Ghislaine Maxwell well,” Rivera wrote.
When asked @realDonaldTrump said he wished #GhislaineMaxwellArrested well. With media mob eager to see her lynched it was brave to weigh in. Fact: cases vs her are for crimes allegedly committed more than 25 years ago. She deserved bail & got solitary confinement: woke politics.
Trump offered warm words of support to Jeffrey Epstein sex crime accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell during what was supposed to be a coronavirus briefing.