The mainstream media will go to any lengths to cover for a Democrat's misdoings, no matter if they are currently in office or not. They did it for Ted Kennedy, now they are doing it for Bill Clinton. Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre is now the second person to place Clinton at Epstein’s so-called sex island in the Caribbean. But instead of focusing on that, the media are currently covering it up by trying to create a connection between Epstein and President Trump.
Morning Joe is just the latest media program to be complicit in this cover-up, when on Thursday they brought on the authors of a new book about Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort to try and invent an Epstein connection, with co-host Willie Geist starting things off by turning it to Trump:
Nicholas, let me ask you about Jeffrey Epstein. The president has said on a number of occasions that Epstein was not a member at Mar-a-Lago. Was he?
Donald Trump, if you remember, banned Epstein for hitting on a teenage girl and has been critical of him ever since. Author Nicholas Nehamas mentions that in his response, but quickly tries to excuse it away:
So, what we were today, and this has been reported a little bit in court documents was that Epstein hit on or assaulted a teenage daughter of a member at Mar-a-Lago and that's not something that the president could tolerate. That is bad for his brand. That's bad for his business, so Epstein got the boot.
Willie Geist could not help himself with his next question, trying to paint it though Trump had a potentially scandalous connection to the pedophile Epstein.
Do you have any insight into the nature or depth of the relationship between Jeffrey Epstein and President Trump? We know there's been video. We've all seen them yucking it up together at various events. How close were they, actually?
Despite the fact that Trump has never been to Epstein’s island, never been pictured with young girls of any kind, Geist and Morning Joe are still trying to cover for Bill Clinton, who was allegedly there, according to Giuffre and a tech worker on the island. It is worth noting that Geist did not mention Clinton one time during this segment.
Nehamas engaged in this coverup as well, bringing up that Trump, Epstein, and a group of NFL cheerleaders:
Yeah, I mean, we know that they hung out. And we know that they had this party with all of the cheerleaders. These things have been widely reported. But I think one of the things you need to understand is the nature of Palm Beach. This is a very small community. People here stick together. That is expected. Jeffrey Epstein was a resident or a part-time resident of Palm Beach. Donald Trump was a part-time resident of Palm Beach. So there is a lot of social mingling that happens in Palm Beach that we wouldn't necessarily be privy to as outsiders.
Not mentioning Clinton and Epstein, trying to cover it up by talking about Trump and NFL cheerleaders, smells like a cover-up in the making on behalf of Democrats, they did not mention that Trump said about Epstein “I’m not a fan of his.” But the media will do whatever it takes to protect Democrats, even lie.
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Read the full transcript below to learn more.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe
7:56 AM ET
WILLIE GEIST: Three teenage boys were arrested over the weekend after jumping a wall at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort with a loaded AK-47 hidden in a backpack. The 15 year olds were charged with armed burglary and resisting arrest without violence. The teens are being held while prosecutors decide whether or not to charge them as adults. Joining us from Miami herald Sarah Blaskey and Nicholas Nehamas. Authors of the book "The Grifter's Club." Sarah, what is the setup around Mar-a-Lago. Security is run by Mar-a-Lago which is a Secret Service skeleton crew and the Secret Service doesn't get to vet who comes and goes.
SARAH BLASKEY: That's right, it may seem extreme what happened over the weekend, but with the understanding of the president's home there have been security breaches, accidental security breaches happen all the time. One thing to note, when the president isn't there, the Secret Service isn't there. And the club security is minimal. Sometimes, they don't even have enough guards to guard all of the different entrances. We understand that this property is very forest. There are almost unlimited ways to get into it. When the president is in town, Secret Service does set up a perimeter. But as you said, there's this tension between the security of the club and the interests of its members and secret service. And what that means is that Secret Service often has to defer to security, the sort of hired people, who don't even carry weapons to protect the club, and that does cause problems for the security of the president.
GEIST: Nicholas, there's so many colorful details in your book. We all know sort of the broad strokes of what happened in 2017 when President Trump was having dinner with the prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe there. And surrounded by people taking photographs of him. And you add to that story, some details I'm not sure most of us knew, a woman who I guess was a lounge singer who was there. Walk us through that night, based on your new reporting.
NICHOLAS NEHAMAS: Right, so what our book really does for the first time is illustrate this tension that you see at Mar-a-Lago between President Trump as the leader of the free world and, you know, the man in charge of keeping this country safe. And a very charming club host who is dedicated to making sure that everyone at Mar-a-Lago has a great time. So, as you said, President Trump was hosting Prime Minister Abe of Japan for a summit, when at a dinner in front of many, many guests. When news came in that North Korea had launched a missile in the direction of Japan. He was so focused on showing off Mar-a-Lago's lounge singer and asking her to twirl for Prime Minister Abe that he wasn't really paying attention to the missile launch. And someone overheard the singer say, Mr. President, I really shouldn't hear this, as aides clustered at the table. And he responded, it's just nukes, sing us a song. And was quickly overruled. It shows that he cares about having a good time. What was first on his mind is showing off his incredible lounge singer. Later that night after that briefing with Prime Minister Abe, he went and gave a toast at a wedding happening at the club. Everyone applauded and loved it and then went back to mingling with his guests. That was the night of the North Korean missile launch.
GEIST: Congratulations on the book. I have a two-prong question. First, what's the biggest ethical challenges you saw uncovered reporting this book? And you can zoom out and talk about Florida and discuss why the location of Mar-a Lago might be important to the president as we see him changing his stance of mail-in, in Florida?
NEHAMAS: Sure, we first think about how optics may play out on the ground at a club. As Nick mentioned there is this tension between what the members want which is unlimited access. They pay $200,000 to join this club and then $14,000 a year. And so what they want is this feeling of close proximity to the president. And it's in the president's interest to give it to them. So sometimes, you know, at the lowest level, this can look like people with strange and sort of bizarre interests all sitting together at a different table at mar-a-lago, getting what they want. In the worst cases, this kind of access that you can pay to sit at dinner next to the president can lead to real national security concerns and we did see that last year when she was arrested going into the property. We don't know what her motives were but she carried a purseful of electronics. And that certainly raised concerns that perhaps this is being targeted by foreign enemy government to try to collect information on the President of the United States. And that's a big concern for people in the national security realm.
GEIST: Nicholas, let me ask you about Jeffrey Epstein. The president has said on a number of occasions that Epstein was not a member at Mar-a-Lago. Was he?
NEHAMAS: Yes, we viewed one of the major news breaks in this book, and there are several, is that we viewed a membership log that listed all of the members at a time and members who had resigned. Or in Epstein's case been kicked out. And what this log revealed was that Epstein was a member until his account was closed in October 2007. And he was known as a regular at the club. But this ties him to Mar-a-Lago much more closely than the Trump organization or the president has admitted to this point.
GEIST: Why was he kicked out, Nicholas?
NEHAMAS: So, what we were told today, and this has been reported a little bit in court documents was that Epstein hit on or assaulted a teenage daughter of a member at Mar-a-Lago and that's not something that the president could tolerate. That is bad for his brand. That's bad for his business, so Epstein got the boot.
GEIST: Do you have any insight into the nature or depth of the relationship between Jeffrey Epstein and President Trump? We know there's been video. We've all seen them yucking it up together at various events. How close were they, actually?
NEHAMAS: Yeah, I mean, we know that they hung out. And we know that they had this party with all of the cheer leaders. These things have been widely reported. But I think one of the things you need to understand is the nature of Palm Beach. This is a very small community. People here stick together. That is expected. Jeffrey Epstein was a resident or a part-time resident of Palm Beach. Donald Trump was a part-time resident of Palm Beach. So there is a lot of social mingling that happens in Palm Beach that we wouldn't necessarily be privy to as outsiders. Again, a very close-knit society, very close-knit group of people. So, I think we don't have all of the answers but we can take a lot from that understanding.
GEIST: We've only scratched the surface. This book is amazing.