Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera says President Donald Trump was “brave” to offer well wishes to accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell. And Rivera didn’t stop there, saying the pre-trial detention of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged procurer of underage girls is just “woke politics.”
In a soon-to-trend tweet this morning, Rivera wrote, “When asked @realDonaldTrump
said he wished #GhislaineMaxwellArrested well. With media mob eager to see her lynched it was brave to weigh in. Fact: cases vs her are for crimes allegedly committed more than 25 years ago. She deserved bail & got solitary confinement: woke politics.”
Maxwell was arrested on July 2 at her New Hampshire estate and charged on multiple counts of conspiracy and perjury in connection to an alleged sex-trafficking scheme involving three unnamed minors as young as 14 between 1994 and 1997. New York Judge Alison Nathan deemed Maxwell a flight risk due to her wealth and foreign connections and ordered that she be held without bail in a Brooklyn detention center until her trial, tentatively set for July 2021.
In another surreal moment in Trump press conference history, the president was asked Tuesday by a New York Post reporter if Trump he thought Maxwell was “going to turn in powerful men?”
Responded Trump: “I don’t know. I haven’t really been following it too much. I just wish her well, frankly. I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach, and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is.”
While Rivera praised the president’s response, othjers weren’t so understanding. Cable news was buzzing with debates over whether Trump was considering a pardon for Epstein’s former girlfriend, and even some of Trump’s fellow Republicans knocked the president’s tone-deaf response.
“This is unacceptably obtuse for a woman accused of the most morally depraved of crimes, @realDonaldTrump,” tweeted Rep. Chip Roy, a conservative Republican from Texas. “She needs to be severely punished… and justice must be served for the girls she abused. For ALL involved.”