Earlier this week, President Donald Trump caught flak for wishing alleged sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell “well” after he was asked about her case during a news briefing at the White House. Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked about the controversy and said the comment was noting that Jeffrey Epstein “ended up dead in a jail cell” while awaiting trial, and Trump “wants justice to be served for the victims.”
Host Bret Baier asked, “The other day he was asked about Ghislaine Maxwell who’s been federally prosecuted for allegedly recruiting, grooming, sexually abusing underage girls, he said ‘I just wish her well. Frankly, I wish her well.’ That raises eyebrows, Kayleigh.”
“Well, what the president was noting is that the last person who was charged in this case ended up dead in a jail cell, and the president wants justice to be served for the victims in this case, and he prefers this to play out in a courtroom,” McEnany replied.
Baier followed that up, asking, “Have you talked to him about that?”
“I have spoken to him about that,” she responded.
“Because a lot of people were saying it just seemed … a strange answer,” Baier continued.
McEnany, “You know, this president is the president that banned Jeffrey Epstein from coming to Mar-a-Lago. This president was always on top of this, ahead of this … banning this man from his property long before this case was even being played out in a court of law.”
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