Trump wishes Ghislaine Maxwell ‘well’, Internet appalled at POTUS’ comment on accused sex trafficker of minors
Donald Trump said at the White House briefing held regarding the coronavirus pandemic, "I just wish her well, frankly. I've met her numerous times over the years"
As Ghislaine Maxwell awaits trial on charges that she worked with Jeffery Epstein and helped recruit young girls, the President of the United States was asked about the ongoing trial. Donald Trump said at the White House briefing held regarding the coronavirus pandemic, "I haven't really been following it too much. I just wish her well, frankly. I've met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach, and I guess they lived in Palm Beach."
His sentiments have not gone down well with people in the US and outside taking to Twitter to slam Trump over his support for a woman who allegedly helped a sex trafficker. One of the users wrote, "Did I REALLY just hear the President of the United States wish an accused pedophile and human trafficker well? #TrumpPresser #TrumpFailure." Another individual wrote, "Did he...did he really wish Ghislaine Maxwell 'well' and say she was a 'terrific' person? He knows she's accused of grooming children for Jeffrey Epstein to molest, right? And also accused of molesting those same children? #TrumpPresser."
One of them questioned, "Imagine the outrage if Barack Obama had wished an accused rapist 'well'. That’s exactly what Trump just did when he was asked about Ghislaine Maxwell. Why are Republicans completely silent? #TrumpPresser."
Chip Franklin, a filmmaker, shared, "Trump just wished Ghislaine Maxwell well. This is a woman who helped convicted sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein, to rape young girls. She and Trump are buds. #TrumpPresser."
Comedian John Fugelsang wrote on Twitter, "Hillary Clinton = lock her up. Journalists = scum. But well wishes to Ghislaine Maxwell, pimp of 'terrific guy' Epstein's child sex ring. Normally for this much Trump respect, one has to hack our election or hack up a journalist." He then quoted Trump and wrote, "'I think they lived in Palm Beach'. #TrumpPresser."
Tony Atamanuik, another actor, made a sarcastic comment in reference to Trump's statement by drawing a parallel between Maxwell and serial killer John Wayne Gacy and wrote, "I wish Mr. Gacy well. I knew him from his incredible clown work and handcuff tricks, I don’t know much about the dead boys covered in lye, I wish him well, I wish him well. #TrumpPresser. @realdonaldtrump."
After being charged by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York earlier this month, Maxwell's trial is slated to begin in July 2021 and a Manhattan judge has denied bail stating she poses a risk of fleeing the country.