President Trump raised questions about the cause of Jeffrey Epstein’s death while defending his recent remarks wishing the disgraced financier’s alleged associate well in the wake of criminal charges, according to a recent report.
Trump was interviewed by Axios’ Jonathan Swan for a segment that aired Monday night on “Axios on HBO” when he was asked why he had offered Ghislaine Maxwell his well-wishes.
As Swan explains that Maxwell had been arrested in connection with child sex trafficking allegations, Trump responds, “I don’t know that,” to which Swan replies: “She has. She’s been arrested for that.”
The president then adds: “Her friend or boyfriend was either killed or committed suicide in jail. 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!”
On Aug. 10, 2019, Epstein was found in his cell at a Manhattan, N.Y. federal jail hanging from strips of orange bed sheets.
New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Epstein had committed suicide by hanging, but some, including longtime pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, have disputed the determination.