At the tail end of admitted sex offender Donald Trump’s unlikely campaign for president in 2016, he was facing child rape allegations that could have (and probably should have) sunk his candidacy.
However, the accuser canceled her press conference scheduled right before Election Day and withdrew her lawsuit, and the rest is history. Unfortunately for Trump, it is proving impossible for all the many skeletons in his closet to stay hidden, and he and his Mar-a-Lago resort have just been implicated in another lawsuit, this time regarding a sex trafficking ring.
A woman named Virginia Giuffre, who worked at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida when she was fifteen, filed a lawsuit alleging that Trump’s close friend Jeffrey Epstein abused her and drew her into his underage sex trafficking ring in 1999 together with his then-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. Epstein has previously pleaded guilty to two related crimes, soliciting a minor for prostitution and solicitation of prostitution. Stated Giuffre’s lawyer Brad Edwards about the lawsuit, “We are trying to vindicate Virginia. What she said all along is she was recruited by Maxwell and abused by Epstein. That’s what this trial is going to be about and that’s what is going to be proven beyond any doubt. We’re looking forward to proving that.”
Donald Trump and his lawyers are pleading innocence and ignorance when it comes to the events in question, which would have occurred right under Trump’s nose in his beloved home-away-from-home. Stated Trump Organization lawyer Alan Garten about Trump, “He had no relationship with Mr. Epstein and had no knowledge whatsoever of his conduct. This has all been reported countless times in the press.” However, this statement runs entirely counter to Trump’s own words. In 2002, he was quoted as saying to New York magazine about Epstein, “I’ve known Jeff for 15 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. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.” Do you think Trump was involved, or at very least knew?