President Trump said he threw convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein out of his club years ago and that he never went to Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean.
During a press conference on the White House lawn, Trump said he “was not a fan of Jeffrey Epstein” and that 86ing him out of his club happened “many, many years ago.”
“I was not a fan of Jeffrey Epstein, and you watched people yesterday say that I threw him out of a club,” Trump responded to a reporter. “I didn’t want anything to do with him, that was many, many years ago.”
“It shows you one thing, that I have good tastes, okay?”
“Now, other people, they went all over with him, they went to his island, they went all over the place,” he continued. “He was very well-known in Palm Beach.”
“His island, wherever his island is, I was never there.”
“Find out the people who went to the island,” the president concluded. “But Jeffrey Epstein was not somebody I respected, I threw him out and in fact I think the great James Patterson, who’s a member of Mar-a-Lago, made the statement yesterday that many years ago I threw him out. I’m not a fan of Jeffrey Epstein.”
Presumably the falling out happened after 2002 when Trump praised Epstein, especially given that Epstein was busted for sex charges in 2008.
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