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McEnany Offers Explanation of Trumps Comments on Epstein Associate Ghislaine Maxwell

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said President Donald Trumps comments about Ghislaine Maxwell were intended to convey that he wants to see justice served.

Maxwell was arrested earlier this month before pleading not guilty to sex crime and perjury charges. Prosecutors alleged that she helped entice and transport minors for sexual acts in the early 1990s along with notorious financier Jeffrey Epstein.

“What the president was noting is that the last person who was charged in [Epsteins] case ended up dead in a jail cell, and the president wants justice to be served for the victims in this case, and he prefers this to play out in a courtroom,” McEnany said on Fox News, referring to Trumps comments about Maxwell at a White House press briefing.

“This president is the president that banned Jeffrey Epstein from coming to Mar-a-Lago,” she said after a Fox News anchor said Trump gave an unusual answer.

“This president was always on top of this, ahead of this, noting banning this man from his property long before this case was even being played out in a court of law,” McEnany told the program.

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Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 in New York City on Sept. 20, 2013. (Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

During Trumps first CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus briefing in months, he was asked about Maxwell.

“I havent really been following it too much. I just wish her well, frankly. Ive 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,” he said in the press conference. Some said his comments were inappropriate.

Trump said that he once knew Epstein but has since said the two were not close and hadnt seen or spoken to each other in many years. Epstein was found dead of what medical officials say was a suicide in his Manhattan jail cell last August.

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