You just know President Donald Trump was trolling his media antagonists on Saturday with a pair of retweets tying billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s stunning death to the Clintons.
Epstein, who was facing charges of sex trafficking minors, reportedly committed suicide by hanging while incarcerated at a Manhattan jail on Saturday morning — this happening after an apparent failed attempt to take his life a few weeks ago, and even though he had been placed on a suicide watch after that incident, for unknown reasons he was taken off suicide watch less than a week later.
And like millions of Americans did throughout the day, the president appeared to be having a little fun tying the alleged pedophile’s death to the Clintons — after Epstein’s death, the hashtags #Clintons and #ClintonBodyCount began trending on Twitter.
The first retweet from the president was from BNL News about the courts unsealing a trove of documents related to Epstein’s case on Friday.
The tweet read, “BREAKING: Documents were unsealed yesterday revealing that top Democrats, including Bill Clinton, took private trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘pedophilia island.”
BREAKING: Documents were unsealed yesterday revealing that top Democrats, including Bill Clinton, took private trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s “pedophilia island”
— BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) August 10, 2019
Among the unsealed documents was a deposition from Epstein’s alleged “sex slave,” Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who was 17-years-old at the time, saying she accompanied the billionaire’s “madam,” Ghislaine Maxwell, in “a huge black helicopter” to pick up Bill Clinton on Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean, dubbed “Pedophile Island,” or “Orgy Island.”
The second retweet from Trump was of a video message from Terrence K. Williams, a conservative comedian, who comments on the Clintons being involved in the death of Epstein.
Williams’ accompanying caption read, “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 #EpsteinSuicide #ClintonBodyCount #ClintonCrimeFamily.”
In the video, Williams joked about people not telling him anything about the Clintons because he doesn’t want to “end up dead.”
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!
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) August 10, 2019
After #ClintonBodyCount began trending on Twitter, a countering #TrumpBodyCount hashtag appeared, and Williams’ refuting the Trump-related hashtag was clearly the draw for Trump.
After the two retweets, the president posted a tweet slamming the “Fake News Media.” The retweets were picked up across the board by the mainstream media, billed by many as Trump “spreading conspiracy theories.”
“Think how wonderful it is to be able to fight back and show, to so many, how totally dishonest the Fake News Media really is. It may be the most corrupt and disgusting business (almost) there is! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” the president tweeted.
Think how wonderful it is to be able to fight back and show, to so many, how totally dishonest the Fake News Media really is. It may be the most corrupt and disgusting business (almost) there is! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2019
But then, the anti-Trump media was already ginned up over an Instagram post from Lynne Patton, a Department of Housing and Urban Development official, which drew the attention of New York Times columnist Maggie Haberman.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 10, 2019
Commenting on Epstein’s suicide, Patton wrote, “Hillary’d!! P.S. Let me know when I’m supposed to feel badly about this…” adding the hashtag: “#VinceFosterPartTwo.”
While the media was all hot and bothered over Trump allegedly spreading conspiracy theories about Epstein’s death, the Twitter-verse was alive with Trump conspiracies on his death, with little fanfare from the media.
Here are a few examples of that:
Bill Barr’s DOJ took him off suicide watch. The same Barr who works for Trump. The same Barr who had to recuse in Epstein case in Florida. Tge sane Barr who refuses to recuse himself in NY & who’s father hired Epstein even though unqualified to teach KIDS.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) August 10, 2019
Crazies tweet about #ClintonBodyCount but Epstein died in a jail controlled by Trump appointees
— Joe Conason (@JoeConason) August 10, 2019
— stella (@racismdestroys) August 10, 2019
“Ellen” executive producer Andy Lassner tweeted his own theory, before thinking twice about it and deleting his tweet, which read, “The panic on the right trying to pin this on the Clintons is hilarious and unbelievably telling. Trump is the President. Bill Barr is his boy. This is under their watch.”
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