Uncover the hidden secrets behind Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein’s friendship
It’s safe to say that the last two years haven’t quite panned out the way Donald Trump & Jeffrey Epstein likely planned they would back in the early 90s, sipping cosmos atop of the Trump Tower. As we all recall, Donald Trump was unsuccessful in earning a second bid as the president of the United States, all while Jeffrey Epstein has been dead for nearly two years after an apparent suicide unless you believe in the conspiracies.
The pair, along with the occasional honorable mention of Prince Andrew, were notorious friends, having bank accounts larger than most Americans’ combined as well as egos of equal size. Luckily, we live in an era where money & power doesn’t necessarily buy you everything, as the world exposed Jeffrey Epstein for the monster he was, all while his “friend” sat comfortably within the oval office with his Diet Coke button.
Just how good of friends were the pair of Donald Trump & Jeffrey Epstein? Were there any secrets we didn’t know about these once friends? Let’s delve in and see what we can uncover.
Who was Jeffrey Epstein?
Born on January 20th, 1953, in Brooklyn, NY, Jeffrey Epstein began his professional career as a teacher before shifting to finance & banking, working for Bear Stearns before eventually establishing a firm of his own.
Epstein had linked himself with multiple famous personalities, rumored to have been friends with the likes of Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Tom Barrack, Woody Allen, Bill Barr, Harvey Weinstein, and, of course, Donald Trump.
In 2019, just before his death, Jeffrey Epstein’s net worth was estimated to be north of $559 million.
A Trump refresher course
Donald John Trump was born on June 14th, 1946, in Queens, New York. Donald Trump eventually attended the Fordham University for two-years and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Afterward, he became the president of his father’s real-estate business in 1971, renaming it the Trump Organization.
After expanding the company’s efforts in renovating hotels, casinos, skyscrapers, and golf courses, Trump then set his sights on the entertainment industry, purchasing the Miss Universe brand of beauty pageants from 1996-2015, as well as hosting the NBC show, The Apprentice.
As we all know, Trump then set his ambitions on a more political course, entering the 2016 presidential race as a Republican, ultimately running against as well as defeating the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. In November of 2016, Donald Trump was named the forty-fifth president of the United States, serving for four years before he was defeated in the 2020 election by the former vice president, Joe Biden.
The color of friendship
Both Donald Trump & Jeffrey Epstein began to pal around in the late 1980s, sharing a growing interest in pretentious items such as planes, foreign-born models, and shady money, linking the two to a bromance that would last nearly twenty-years, right up until Jeffrey Epstein was exposed.
Both Trump & Epstein found similarities in the ways they were raised, leading Donald Trump to believe that his friend Jeffrey Epstein was indeed a “terrific guy” as he famously once told New York Magazine. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it—Jeffrey enjoys his social life.” Yikes.
However, after a friendship of nearly twenty years, filled with a shady background, the pair had a falling out in 2004 when Epstein had intentions of purchasing a Palm Beach oceanfront mansion from a bankruptcy auction. Epstein, who loved the house, brought in Trump before his purchase to get his advice on relocating the swimming pool, to which he learned that Trump outbid and flipped the property himself.
Epstein even believed that Trump was the one who got the police to investigate him in 2005 regarding his relationships with young women, specifically because of Jeffrey Epstein threatening to sue Donald Trump over the bidding process of the Palm Beach mansion.
Friends for never
We all know what happens next. Reports regarding the crimes of Jeffrey Epstein began sometime in 2005 when a woman claimed Epstein had sexually-abused her fourteen-year-old daughter in his mansion. This was the ugly beginning of Epstein’s legacy.
In 2008, Epstein had pleaded guilty to procuring the prostitution of a girl who was younger than eighteen years-of-age, which earned Jeffrey Epstein a prison sentence of eighteen months before being released on house arrest after serving only thirteen of the months.
As we know, Jeffrey Epstein notoriously went on to be the center of multiple civil cases & trafficking charges, eventually warranting his arrest on July 6th, 2019, in New Jersey and earning him a jail sentence at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City. On August 10th, 2019, Epstein was found dead in his cell after what was deemed an apparent suicide by hanging.