Newly revealed video recorded in 1992 shows Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein ogling NFL cheerleaders at a party held at the future president’s Mar-A-Lago club.
The video recorded by NBC and broadcast Wednesday by MSNBC shows Trump, then a celebrity businessman, dancing with dozens of cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, and then greeting Epstein and two other men.
Trump and the accused pedophile Epstein are then seen pointing toward various women and commenting on their looks, although it’s not always clear what they’re saying.
“She’s hot,” Trump says about one woman, and then leans in to say something that makes Epstein double over with laughter.
Epstein was arrested on sex trafficking charges earlier this month, after a series of Miami Herald reports revealed details of a non-prosecution agreement struck in 2008 with then-U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, who resigned last week as Trump’s secretary of labor.
Trump has tried to downplay his friendship with Epstein, a well-connected financier, but this video and other evidence, including flight logs and photographs, show the two spent a good deal of time together in the 1990s and early 2000s.
“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years,” Trump said in 2002. “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.”
Trump’s attorneys flopped because they live in a ‘Fox News bubble’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough couldn't believe how unprepared President Donald Trump's defense team was for the impeachment trial, and he blames the "Fox News bubble."
The "Morning Joe" host agreed with contributor Elise Jordan, who said the president's defense team seemed to be focused on delivering "Fox News hits" instead of substantial legal arguments.
"I'm glad you brought up that, the Fox News bubble that these people live in," Scarborough said. "Because I remember growing up, and I remember reading an article about John Roberts, and I think it was Grover Norquist who explained the reason he was such a good student and so good on his feet in those hearings was, he said, when you were a conservative at Harvard Law School, if you opened your mouth you knew you were going to get your head knocked off by the other students, so you had to have all of your arguments together."
China’s recent history of deadly epidemics
China has been the origin of several major viral epidemics over recent decades, with the current outbreak of a new deadly coronavirus emerging in the central city of Wuhan.
A recap of the main epidemics:
- 2003: SARS -
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome emerged in November 2002 in the southern Guangdong province.
Believed to be from bats, it was apparently transmitted to humans via civet cats sold for meat in wildlife markets.
Also a "coronavirus", so-named because of its crown-like appearance when seen under an electron microscope, SARS was highly contagious and caused acute and sometimes fatal pneumonia.
The IRS decided to get tough against Microsoft. Microsoft got tougher.
For years, the company has moved billions in profits to Puerto Rico to avoid taxes. When the IRS pushed it to pay, Microsoft protested that the agency wasn’t being nice. Then it aggressively fought back in court, lobbied Congress and changed the law.
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