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Trump Seems to Have Hinted That Jeffrey Epstein Didn’t Commit Suicide and People Have Questions
There are so many astounding revelations coming out of the Jonathon Swan interview of Donald Trump on HBO that the country is reeling from them, primarily the responses to the questions on COVID, which are absolutely terrifying, or the responses to John Lewis and the Civil Rights Act, which are absolutely tragic. But we noticed something really odd that hasn’t really been discussed.
When Swan asked Trump about why he would wish Ghislaine Maxwell “well,” Trump says that it was because her boyfriend (Jeffry Epstein) was “either,” and then goes on to say “killed” or “committed suicide” in jail. Trump put “killed” as the first option.
We should presume that Trump knows a lot about the subject – despite his statement to the contrary – because Trump knew Epstein and Ghislaine very well, and knew all about what Epstein might be able to say to bring Trump or others down. Trump would also be someone who received briefings from Barr on the Epstein investigation and the charges against Maxwell.
Yet Trump didn’t say that Epstein killed himself. No, he said Epstein was “killed or committed suicide in jail.” Why wouldn’t Trump say “He committed suicide,” because shouldn’t Trump know?
The disaster of Trump’s Axios interview is off the charts. He is delusional & dementia impaired. His COVID death line again is “it is what it is”
He says why he wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well & shows his paranoia, deception & detachment from reality.
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) August 4, 2020
Yes, we understand dementia and the paranoia, but that doesn’t mean Trump doesn’t “know” what happened with Epsten, and wouldn’t know what was in the official report. Did Trump just demonstrate part of his paranoia – in saying Epstein might have been killed? Or did Trump just demonstrate his dementia by inserting something true that he should have just kept back? Does Trump know something we don’t, or is he just that detached from reality?
There is no comforting answer, though there is a correct answer. We just don’t know. But it’s damned odd.
Twitter is also asking a lot of questions and wondering what the heck is going on:
This is a threat. Asked to clarify why he’s wishing a sexual trafficker well, Trump mentions several times “her boyfriend” Epstein died or was killed in jail. He explains wishing her well means he hopes she doesn’t die like Epstein died, suggesting her murder in jail is possible. https://t.co/gNpSo9xnuP
— Michelle Coder🌹 (@TeacherofSong) August 4, 2020
Donald Trump officially told the world last night that Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide. We have always known we were being lied to. @axios
— Jason Overstreet (@JasonOverstreet) August 4, 2020
Trump doubles down on wishing Maxwell well despite her arrest for child sex trafficking
Trump also asks of Epstein’s death – “was he killed or did he commit suicide?”
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) August 4, 2020
Lets be clear here. It's even worse than having sympathy for a child trafficker.
Epstein didn't commit suicide.
Trumps "wish her well" is code for "better keep your mouth shut or end up on suicide watch." https://t.co/yVg7MZDZlX
— Anthony Borel (@alphaborel) August 4, 2020
Trump asks if Epstein was killed in jail. Trump seems to believe Epstein did not commit suicide. So… is wishing Epstein's girlfriend "luck" a warning? 😱 https://t.co/FMuXKejx4w
— Dark Matter Zine (@DarkMatterzine) August 4, 2020
During the Swan interview, Trump was very animated about WHY he wished Ghislaine Maxwell well, even bringing up that Epstein's death might have been murder. Sort of sounded like a warning to me.
— Ellen Garrison (@EllenTrailerDog) August 4, 2020
The official position of this Administration is that Epstein committed suicide, Trump's mention of murder should be be seen as a treat on Maxwell. https://t.co/5M9P9toDMJ
— Mongo Slade Jr. (@MoonDunIt) August 4, 2020
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