President Donald Trump on Tuesday resumed his coronavirus task force press briefing, with no members of the coronavirus task force present, but there was little new news – except a question about Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell.
Maxwell was recently arrested on enticement of minors and child sex trafficking charges.
Asked about her case, and if he thinks "she's going to turn in powerful men," Trump responded: "I don't know, I haven't really been following it too much, I just wish her well frankly.I met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach."
"I guess they lived in Palm Beach," he added, not specifying who "they" is.
“But I wish her well, whatever it is."
REPORTER: Do you feel Ghislaine Maxwell is going to turn in powerful men? A POWERFUL MAN WHO HAS BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED… https://t.co/uGSZOPIR6q— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1595369846.0
Trump on Ghislaine Maxwell: “I wish her well” HE WISHES HER WELL?!!!!!! SHE RAN A CHILD RAPE RING!!!!!— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1595367228.0
Trump says he wishes Ghislaine Maxwell, charged with sex trafficking minor girls, well.— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1595367172.0
"I wish her well," Trump says of Ghislaine Maxwell, who helped Jeffrey Epstein traffic and rape dozens of underage… https://t.co/wyUQlLibIB— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1595367148.0
The office of the Presidency just wished Ghislaine Maxwell well on live television. She’s a criminal who helped ru… https://t.co/nHHWIGdUM7— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila) 1595367677.0
I know we're all freaking out about Trump complimenting sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell but consider for a second… https://t.co/qHg59P1pZJ— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1595367887.0
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement, July 21, 2020
July 22, 2020
Voices4America Post Script. A sexual predator wishes a woman accused of child sex trafficking well. Sounds right to me!
104 days until November 3. #EndTrumpMadness #Biden2020
Two more prominent responses on Twitter.
He wishes her well. https://t.co/7Ag6jUJ0hT— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project) 1595384221.0
“The president has nothing to say about a gun-toting madman who just murdered the son of a federal judge. But he ta… https://t.co/jN27epzWK2— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol) 1595439974.0