Trump—Who Once Said Jeffrey Epstein ‘Likes Beautiful Women as Much as I Do’—Moves to Distance Himself From the Disgraced Palm Beach Billionaire

The ties that bind President Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, the Florida billionaire arrested this week for alleged sex crimes against teen girls and young women, have been getting a lot of understandable scrutiny. Trump and Epstein partied together in the 1990s, reports Business Insider, and he told a reporter in 2002:

He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it—Jeffrey enjoys his social life.

But White House advisor Kellyanne Conway said the friendship between Epstein and Trump ended long ago. They haven’t had contact “in years and years and years,” said Conway. “And [Trump], like everyone else, sees these charges, the description of these charges against Epstein, as completely unconscionable and obviously criminal. Disgusting, really.”

Trump himself stressed to reporters that while he knew

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