When the news broke that Donald Trump’s old friend Jeffrey Epstein had died of an apparent suicide while in the custody of Trump’s own Department of Justice, all eyes were on Trump to see how he’d respond. Trump has the worst poker face in the world. Would he sound relieved? Panicked? Guilty? Indifferent?
This evening, nearly half a day after the news broke, Donald Trump finally decided to perk up and say something. First he posted oddball rants about everything from Bill Maher to China. But then it came time for Trump to say something about Jeffrey Epstein’s death. Sure enough, he did – in the form of a series of retweets.
First, Trump retweeted this misleading claim: “BREAKING: Documents were unsealed yesterday revealing that top Democrats, including Bill Clinton, took private trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘pedophilia island.'” Then Trump retweeted one of his lunatic surrogates, who had this to say: “Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen. Jeffery Epstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead.”
That’s right, Donald Trump is going full conspiracy theorist whackjob by suggesting that Bill Clinton somehow had Jeffrey Epstein taken out. This makes Trump sound guilty as hell – to the point that we’re now left wondering if perhaps Trump might have had something to do with Epstein’s death after all.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report