"I have met her numerous times over the years, since I lived in Palm Beach and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well", said Donald Trump.
Trump sent a support message to Ghislaine Maxwell. The British socialite are facing charges for allegedly enabling Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking minors. Hot news nowadays, involving also Donald Trump who watches this case. The president wished her “well” as she awaits trial in a high-profile case in the United States.
Trump ‘s message of support for Maxwell
A journalist asked to the US President if Maxwell will “turn in powerful people“, including the Duke of York. Trump responded: “I don’t know, I haven’t really been following it too much. I just wish her well frankly. I have met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is.”Trump concluded: “I don’t know the situation with Prince Andrew. I just don’t know. I am not aware of it.”
Via videolink, A New York judge ordered Maxwell to remain in custody while awaiting trial on charges of trafficking minors for Epstein. The news came last week. Maxwell pleaded not guilty with the trial settled in July 2021. Her lawyers have said she “vigorously denies the charges” and is “entitled to the presumption of innocence”.
Prince Andrew’s involvement in the case
Andrew stepped down from public royal life in November 2019. Consequently to a disastrous Newsnight interview in which he was unsuccesfull in showing remorse over his friendship with Epstein, who committed suicide in prison.
Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s victims declared she was trafficked by the financier, accused Andrew to have had sex with her on three separate occasions, comprehending when she was 17. US prosecutors asked the Prince to come and be interviewed despite denying any wrongdoing. Calls for Andrew continued after Maxwell showed up in court accused of facilitating Epstein’s sexual exploitation of underage girls. Andrew’s legal team offered to help with investigations three times.