President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday morning: “I don’t know Prince Andrew.”
However, there are photos of the two men attending functions and chatting effusively to each other dating as far back as February 2000, and as recently as June 2019.
Prince Andrew’s reputation has a taken a massive hit since he gave a prime-time interview about his relationship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Trump has also sought to distance himself from Epstein in recent months.
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied knowing Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II currently facing public scrutiny over his friendship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Trump made the claim at a press conference in London, where he is attending a summit with NATO leaders on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“I don’t know Prince Andrew but it’s a tough story, it’s a very tough story,” he told reporters, according to Reuters.
But a series of photos of the two men together — dating as far back as 2000, and as recently as June 2019, say otherwise.
This photo from February 12, 2000 shows then-real estate developer Trump, his then-girlfriend Melania Knauss, and Andrew at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private golf club in Palm Beach, Florida.
On the same evening, Trump was pictured with Epstein, and his alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, who appear to have been attending the same event as Prince Andrew.
The two men met again in early June 2019, when Trump went to London for D-Day memorial celebrations.
It’s not clear if they had met each other again between 2000 and 2019, as there are no photos of them together in public.
However, the two men carried out multiple engagements together in June, which included a breakfast meeting and a service at Westminster Abbey to honor military veterans. They were photographed greeting each other effusively …read more
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