Having been convicted of child sex trafficking and sentenced to 20 years in prison, Ghislaine Maxwell is finally starting to speak out and discuss the choices she made over the years that resulted in her being incarcerated.
Speaking with Daphne Barak of The Daily Mail, Maxwell noted that she felt terrible for her “dear friend” Prince Andrew.
Asked about remarks former president Donald Trump made in which he wished her well, Maxwell praised the ex-president:
“He dared, while others didn’t,” is how she puts it today. “I was very touched that he would remember me and that he would wish me well. And I was very touched by his remembrance of me.”
She adds: “I think anybody who says anything remotely, either positive and/or generous about me seems to attract a lot of negative interest.
“And in fact, President Trump is famous for thinking and saying what is on his mind like whenever he says it. So I was just very touched, as I said. I appreciate it. It gave me a big boost during such a time.”
Maybe Trump gave Maxwell such a “big boost” because he was once BFFs with Epstein, saying this about the late alleged sex trafficker with a taste for underage girls:
“I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy,” Mr. Trump told New York magazine 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.”
And the ex-president also reportedly worried that Maxwell might tell prosecutors things about him, according to a recent book:
According to a new book by Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, Trump asked “campaign advisers … ‘You see that article in the [New York] Post today that mentioned me?’
“He kept going, to silence. ‘She say anything about me?’”