Donald Trump says he wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well as the British socialite faces charges of facilitating the abuse of minors by her boyfriend and former associate Jeffrey Epstein.
The president also said he doesn’t “know the situation” regarding Prince Andrew, who federal prosecutors accuse of not responding to their attempts to discuss the case.
Asked during his first White House coronavirus press briefing since April about the Ms Maxwell’s alleged role in the sex trafficking conspiracy, the president said he knew her from their time in Palm Beach, Florida, and that they’ve met “numerous times.”
A reporter asked the president whether he believed Maxwell was going to “turn in powerful men” as she faces trial.
“I don’t know, I haven’t really been following it too much,” he said. “I just wish her well, frankly. I’ve 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. I don’t know the situation with Prince Andrew, I just don’t know. Not aware of it.”