Democrats blast Donald Trump over Epstein/Clinton conspiracy theory
BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Democratic presidential candidates blasted President Donald Trump on Sunday for re-tweeting a no-evidence conspiracy theory seeking to link Jeffrey Epstein’s death to predecessor Bill Clinton.
“This is another example of our President using this position of public trust to attack his political enemies with unfounded conspiracy theories,” Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Another presidential candidate, Cory Booker, told CNN that Trump is “whipping people up into anger and worse” and added that “this is a very dangerous president that we have right now.”
There is no evidence at all linking Clinton to Epstein’s death Saturday by suicide, yet Trump on Saturday night re-tweeted the comments of a Twitter user named Terrence K. Williams:
“Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen #JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this! RT if you’re not Surprised.”
Epstein, the financier who had been facing federal sex trafficking charges, was not on suicide watch when he was found dead in his jail cell early Saturday, officials said.
Other conspiracy theorists on the Internet are trying to link Epstein’s death to Trump, but there is no evidence of that either.
Like Clinton, Trump was once friends with Epstein.
Social media users condemned Trump for basically accusing Clinton of murder.
“Let’s not mince words here: The President of the United States is a nut job,” tweeted attorney George Conway, who is married to Trump presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Kellyanne Conway explained Trump’s re-tweet by saying he “just wants everything to be investigated.”