Trump boosts baseless 'Clinton Body Count' conspiracy theory by retweeting post that suggests Epstein was killed by Bill Clinton
The POTUS took to social media to show which side of the debate he is on when it comes to Jeffrey Epstein's death. He but chose to stay mum on his earlier association with the offender.
After the sudden death of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, held in a Manhattan correctional centre under trial on August 10, many on social media have been asking questions about how someone on suicide watch could have committed suicide. Many, including US President Donald Trump, have found this the right time to bring back one of the most popular controversy theories - 'Clinton Body Count' back, tweeting about how this is their work. The POTUS, in fact, retweeted theories that suggested that Epstein's death was suspicious.
First of the tweets that he retweeted was from @BreakingNLive who had tweeted, "Documents were unsealed yesterday revealing that top Democrats, including Bill Clinton, took private trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s 'pedophilia island' (sic)." He then retweeted a conspiracy theory posted by comedian Terrence K. Williams who raised suspicions about Epstein's death. He had tweeted, "Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead. I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this! RT if you’re not Surprised#EpsteinSuicide #ClintonBodyCount #ClintonCrimeFamily. (sic)"
Epstein was reportedly found dead in his jail cell just hours after documents of the court filings of his case were released. He was awaiting judgment on the trial and during that time, Epstein reportedly tried to harm himself and was placed on a suicide watch just a couple of weeks before his death. These documents that were unsealed included logs of Epstein's pilot which was proof that Clinton used the financier's planes to travel for his foundation and made paid speeches.
In July, reports of Clinton's connection to Epstein were made by the media and while addressing this, Clinton's spokesperson Angel Urena said, "President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago or those with which he has been recently charged in New York. He’s not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida."
However, it must also be noted that Trump was in cahoots with Epstein a long time ago as well. This was when Trump owned the club Mar-a-lago and there are even pictures of the POTUS with Epstein from that time. The unsealed document also showed that Trump himself had taken a trip on Epstein's flight. Epstein was reportedly banned from visiting Mar-a-lago after he sexually assaulted a worker at the private club-resort. Speaking about his connection to Epstein, Trump had said in July, "I had a falling out a long time ago, I’d say maybe 15 years. I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you."
This is not the first time that Trump is falling back on conspiracy theories. During the 2016 presidential elections, he used them against his opponents including Senator Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton. [The Clinton Body Count theory suggests that the Clintons, Bill and Hillary, are responsible for the death of over a 100 people who had evidence against them].