“Well, first of all you don’t know that,” Trump said over allegations of child sexual trafficking. “Her friend or lover (Epstein) was either killed or she committed suicide. She is now in jail. Yes, I wish her well. I wish you well. I wish many people I wish him all the best. Wish him the best. Someone was guilty. ”
Maxwell is charged with enticing and conspiracy to lure minors under the age of 14, to travel to engage in illegal sexual acts, conspiracy to transport minors with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity And transport, and injury on two counts. He has denied any wrongdoing.
Asked to clarify whether he was suggesting that he hoped he would not die in prison, Trump told Axios: “Her boyfriend died in prison and people are still trying to find out How did this happen? Was it a suicide? Was he killed? ” And I wish him well. I don’t feel anything bad for him. ”
Trump admitted that he has met Maxwell “several times” over the years, but said he is not following his case.
Trump replied: “I don’t know. I’m not really following it very much. I just wish him well, clearly. I’ve met him many times over the years, especially since I am Pam. Lived in the middle. I think. They lived in Palm Beach. But I wish him to be good. Whatever it is. I don’t know the situation with Prince Andrew. Just don’t know. Know about it. Is not. ”
Trump himself has been accused of sexual misconduct.
Trump has strongly denied all allegations.
Betsy Klein of CNN contributed to this report.