President Trump confirmed reports that he threw Jeffrey Epstein out of his Mar-a-Lago club years ago, adding, “I was not a fan of Jeffrey Epstein.”
“Jeffrey Epstein was not somebody that I respected. I threw him out. In fact I think the great James Patterson, who’s a member of Mar-a-Lago, made a statement yesterday, that many years ago I threw him out. I’m not a fan of Jeffrey Epstein.”
Trump continued: “I didn’t want anything to do with him. That was many, many years ago. It shows you one thing — that I have good taste.”
Trump added that reporters should look into the people who went to Epstein’s private island.
Why Trump is talking about Epstein now: Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s resignation comes amid renewed fury over his handling of a plea deal with Epstein.
More on his connection with Mar-a-Lago: One woman says she was 15 years old when she was approached by an associate of Epstein’s while she worked at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, and was offered the opportunity to make “a great deal of money” learning about massage therapy. She originally filed a suit anonymously with allegations of sexual abuse against Epstein, but later went public.
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