There is an renewed interest in what has been going on in Palm Beach, Florida after comments Trump made at his first coronavirus briefing since April.
"Ghislaine Maxwell is in prison and a lot of people want to know if she's going to turn in powerful people," a reporter noted.
"I know you've talked in the past about Prince Andrew and you've criticized Bill Clinton's behavior. I'm wondering, do you feel she's going to turn in powerful men? How do you see that working out?" Trump was asked.
"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. I don't know the situation with Prince Andrew, I just don't know. Not aware of it," Trump claimed.
Following Trump's comments, there were questions over whether Trump would pardon Maxwell and CNN's Jim Acosta said White House officials must be "tearing their hair out" over the comments.
Here's what others were saying about Trump's remarks:
I don't know them well, I guess she lived in Palm Beach and I lived in Palm beach. https://t.co/4OqaUkWh2T— President elect Joe Biden 🏴☠️🌊 (@President elect Joe Biden 🏴☠️🌊) 1595367192.0
REPORTER: Do you feel Ghislaine Maxwell is going to turn in powerful men? A POWERFUL MAN WHO HAS BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED… https://t.co/uGSZOPIR6q— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1595369846.0
"Fisten recalls learning in the early 2000s that members of Trump’s private Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago, complained… https://t.co/ZGJeQREmM0— Noah Shachtman (@Noah Shachtman) 1595369657.0
Trump is really making a case against never living in palm beach.— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1595367876.0
His sycophants have spent 24 hours saying these briefings will rebound Trump's political standing. So I'd love to h… https://t.co/MHnBaGcYcV— Ian Sams (@Ian Sams) 1595367584.0
For those following: The correct answer to the question about whether Maxwell will turn in powerful men should have… https://t.co/Wk50ta1GrH— Amanda Carpenter (@Amanda Carpenter) 1595368836.0
REPORTER: Sir, can you give us some juicy gossip about the rich pedophiles that Maxwell can turn in? TRUMP: I hung… https://t.co/nRWNT4Zm7q— Susan Simpson (@Susan Simpson) 1595372137.0
.@realDonaldTrump just said “I wish her well” MULTIPLE times to a trafficker of dozens of children, an accused rapi… https://t.co/JfioH7VdrN— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@Spiro Agnew’s Ghost) 1595368103.0
@JRehling and he doesn't know her that well you see she lived in Palm Beach the same as Trump he met her a few time… https://t.co/RJYWDMf1YB— martie kaye (@martie kaye) 1595369691.0
Trump was asked about Ghislane Maxwell and wished her well, then, "I guess they lived in Palm Beach; I don’t know."… https://t.co/kPoFBh8e29— JRehling (@JRehling) 1595370011.0
What happens in Palm Beach stays in Palm Beach? https://t.co/42ux2wh5Ll— Andrea R MD (@Andrea R MD) 1595367604.0
Yes, the President of the United States wishing an accused sexual predator and pedophile "well" because he met her… https://t.co/WUiMz3wErW— Pé (@Pé) 1595371090.0
This is the most evil insane clip of all. Anyone who stands by him is equally as evil. https://t.co/tdMhvyFsXg— Judd Apatow (@Judd Apatow) 1595368205.0
The remarks were made as Trump is campaigning on a "law and order" message:
LAW & ORDER!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1594700307.0
LAW & ORDER!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1593735472.0
LAW & ORDER!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1593106542.0
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LAW & ORDER!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1592051027.0
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