Waters: Trump Was Jeffrey Epstein’s Best Friend

On MSNBC’s All In Tuesday, Rep. Maxine Waters accused President Trump of being best friends with the recently-suicided, alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

“The American people are sick and tired of this president who has a reputation not only for being a con artist but who has disrespected women,” Waters said. “Talked about grabbing women by their private parts. One of his best friends who supposedly committed suicide in prison was a pedophile, and he knew it because he even said he knew that he liked young girls. Who is this awful, terrible man? It’s the president of the United States.”

The show’s host fairly pointed out that it hasn’t “been established that he was a best friend with Mr. Epstein, just to be clear.”

Waters doubled down nonetheless. “Oh, but he was, he was. He was one of his friends. And we’ve let him off the hook on that. We’re talking about Clinton and Prince Edward and everybody else. All of them need to be called to respond to this, including the president of the United States. Yes, that was his friend. Let him deny it.”