FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla. Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta is expected to face questions at his Senate confirmation hearing about an unusual plea deal he oversaw for Epstein, a Florida billionaire and sex offender, as U.S. attorney in Miami. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)/Palm Beach Post via AP)
The ripples of the Epstein scandal are still wafting out and catching people in their wakes.
It is know secret that Jeffrey Epstein had connections and associations in nearly every part of the world of wealth. Since the story of his arrest broke many have been waiting to see how his famous and wealthy friends would respond…if at all.
Perhaps the most notable friend with the most damnable evidence against him so far is Bill Clinton. Clinton released a mealy-mouthed statement on Monday denying any real relationship with Epstein. No one seemed very convinced and in fact even many of his allies in the media questioned the strategy of getting out in front of the allegations rather than waiting.
And of course everyone wants to know what Trump thinks. On Tuesday while taking questions at the White House President Trump finally weighed in. His associations with Epstein are no secret. Trump claimed he knew Epstein only as a “fixture” on the Palm Beach scene and went on to say he’d had a falling out with Epstein nearly 15 years ago and the two had not spoken since. It is worth noting Clinton also said he had not spoken to Epstein in the last decade.
President Trump: "I knew [Epstein] like everybody in Palm Beach knew him. I mean people in Palm Beach knew him. He was a fixture in Palm Beach. I had a falling out with him a long time ago. I don't think I've spoken to him for 15 years. I wasn't a fan. I was not." pic.twitter.com/iwENWHUOnz
— The Hill (@thehill) July 9, 2019
CNBC asked the president multiple times what caused their falling out but he refused to answer.
What do you think? Is Trump being forthcoming about his association or is there more to this story?