Pres. Trump spoke to the media today in the Oval Office after a meeting with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Trump took two questions from the media, one of them was directed at Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta and the other at billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who he had been quiet about until today.
Recently, the Southern District of New York indicted widely-known alleged sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on charges of sex trafficking. They raided Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion also. Trump previous relationship years ago was summed up by calling Epstein a “terrific guy.”
The quote that Democrats and online social media progressives have been sharing like clockwork is when Trump said the following:
“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. 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”
When asked about Epstein today in the Oval Office, Trump claimed that he and Epstein had a falling out over 15 years ago and he also added that he was not “a fan,” of the indicted pervert.
“I knew him like everybody in Palm Beach knew him. He was a fixture in Palm Beach. I had a falling out with him a long time ago. I don’t think I’ve spoken to him for 15 years. I wasn’t a fan.”
Trump also spoke about Acosta in more praise terms, “I can tell you that for two and a half years, he has been just an excellent Secretary of Labor. He’s done a fantastic job. Part of it is our economy so good, our numbers at record lows paid so many good things happening. The fact is he’s been a very good Secretary of Labor.”
Acosta has been receiving calls for his resignation due to him playing a part in Epstein receiving a sweet deal for pleading guilty years ago. Let me reiterate; he was not part of the Trump administration; this happened when Acosta was U.S. Attorney in Florida.
Both Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer have led calls for him to step down, to which Trump pushed back. I feel very badly for Secretary Acosta,” Trump said.