HATCHET JOB: NBC Tries to Connect Trump to Epstein With Wild Speculation

In my two years covering the awful, bought-and-paid-for, leftist media (about which I wrote a book that came out Tuesday) I don’t believe I’ve seen a hatchet job quite as despicable as the one released by NBC Wednesday morning. 

Who: MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-hosts and lovebirds Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

What: NBC dug up a clip from its archives that shows Trump hosting a party at his Mar-a-Lago home in 1992, before it was a resort, and just after Trump was divorced. The network aired a special about the then-bachelor billionaire.

The clip shows accused sex trafficker and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and two other people arriving at the party, and Trump greeting them. Trump speaks with them briefly. MSNBC played the clip, and speculated wildly about what Trump might have been saying to Epstein. Then, NBC turned it into a story titled “Tape shows Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein discussing women at 1992 party.”

You have to watch the clip to see just how egregious the hit job is. Bear in mind, it’s from 27 years ago, before Epstein was convicted on molestation charges. Epstein is a bad guy – there’s no doubt about that. But “Morning Joe,” as far as I’m aware, has never run a segment detailing Bill Clinton’s 26 trips on Epstein’s private plane to Epstein’s private island, nicknamed “Orgy Island.”

They did, however, use about 30 seconds of footage of Trump speaking with Epstein to impugn him by suggesting that he has deeper ties to the registered sex offender than he’s letting on.

“But in the 90’s, Mar-a-Lago was Trump’s South Florida party palace, one frequented by Jeffrey Epstein,” Brzezinski said.

If by “frequented,” she meant “visited once,” she would be correct.

“I knew him like everybody in Palm Beach knew him,” Trump said of Epstein. “I was not a fan.”

Trump said he has not spoken with Epstein in 15 years.

NBC used the clip of Trump saying three sentences to Epstein in an effort to prove that they had some kind deeper relationship than Trump claims.

“Though exactly what they say is difficult to understand as they discuss the women and their appearances, Trump gestures to one, and appears to say to Epstein, ‘look at her back there, she’s hot.'”

In other words, “we’re purely speculating here, but Trump is obviously some kind of heathen.”

And that’s it. That’s Trump’s crime.

So the big scoop here is what? Trump was a billionaire playboy who once spoke with Epstein? We knew that already. We’re reaching embarrassing levels of “news reporting” previously unknown to mankind.

Why It Matters: If you needed any more evidence that the media is out solely to get Trump, this will certainly help make the case. There are also hundreds more examples in my book, which you should purchase.


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