Protesters display photos of Jeffrey Epstein and President Donald Trump before Epstein’s expected appearance in Manhattan federal court on Monday, July 8, 2019
Kevin Breuninger | CNBC
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said “I was “not a fan” of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein — but repeatedly refused to reveal what led to a “falling out” that he now claims to have had with the wealthy financier about 15 years ago.
Trump’s comments came a day after Epstein, 66, appeared in New York federal court to face new charges that he sexually abused dozens of underage girls, some as young as 14, in his Manhattan and Florida mansions from 2002 to 2005.
In 2002, Trump told New York magazine that at that time he had known Epstein for more than a decade and called him a “terrific guy” who is “a lot of fun to be with.”
“It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and…