If you haven’t yet seen the entire interview that President Donald Trump gave to Jonathan Swan of Axios, you missed one hell of a massive presidential clusterfuck, as the Donald ranged from topic to topic, minimizing the massive death toll in the United States from COVID-19 (“It is what it is.”) to dissing the late John Lewis (“He didn’t come to my inauguration. He didn’t come to my State of the Union speeches.”)
But along with those headline-grabbing quotes, there was another remark that somehow managed to get lost in the shuffle, and it dealt with the president’s former friend, the late pedophile/sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, who, according to Trump’s own Department of Justice, died of suicide in August of last year.
Here’s what Trump had to say about Epstein when he was asked about Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of grooming underage girls to be raped and sexual molested by her so-called “boyfriend” and is now being held in prison awaiting trial:
“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. Let them prove somebody was guilty.
“Her boyfriend died in jail and people are still trying to figure out how did it happen. Was it suicide? Was he killed?”
Whoa! Time out! According to Trump’s own handpicked attorney general, loyal lapdog William Barr, Epstein died by his own hand. And that’s exactly what the DOJ maintains to this very day.
So what’s going on here? Does the president know something his own AG doesn’t? Or could it be that Trump is trying to send a message to Ms. Maxwell that goes like this: Yeah, I had Epstein killed in prison. Careful what you say, Ghislaine, or you might commit “suicide,” too.”
Twitter had a few thoughts on the matter, too:
Lets be clear here. It’s even worse than having sympathy for a child trafficker.
Epstein didn’t commit suicide.
Trumps “wish her well” is code for “better keep your mouth shut or end up on suicide watch.” https://t.co/yVg7MZDZlX
— Anthony Borel (@alphaborel) August 4, 2020
Trump asks if Epstein was killed in jail. Trump seems to believe Epstein did not commit suicide. So… is wishing Epstein’s girlfriend “luck” a warning? 😱 https://t.co/FMuXKejx4w
— Dark Matter Zine (@DarkMatterzine) August 4, 2020
This is a threat. Asked to clarify why he’s wishing a sexual trafficker well, Trump mentions several times “her boyfriend” Epstein died or was killed in jail. He explains wishing her well means he hopes she doesn’t die like Epstein died, suggesting her murder in jail is possible. https://t.co/gNpSo9xnuP
— Michelle Coder🌹 (@TeacherofSong) August 4, 2020
William Barr, your boss is on the line, and it sounds like he just blew the Epstein case wide open.
Here’s the full Swan-Trump interview: