As always, President Donald Trump has used Twitter to promote one of his conspiracy theories. He talked about how Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of sex trafficking, died in federal jail. This happened even if Mr. Epstein was supposed to be closely monitored – it did not actually occur.
For years the President of the United States has promoted suspicion as facts and talked about secret plots as a way to show his own version of reality. He told lies about former President Barack Obama, saying that he was not born in the United States, or that there were millions of votes which were illegally cast for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
What did the President do?
Mr. Epstein was found hanged in his Manhattan jail cell. Mr. Trump retweeted a post from the well-known comedian Terrence Williams. He linked the Clintons to this death. Mr. Epstein “had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead,” wrote Mr. Williams, who is a supporter of Trump. There was also a two-minute video, in which Mr. Williams noted that “for some odd reason, people that have information on the Clintons end up dead.”
There are no pieces of evidence that the claim is valid. After all, it is all speculation that dates to Mr. Clinton’s early days as President. They say that many the deaths can be traced to the Clintons, and the supporters explain them in order to cover up the wrongdoings.
A spokesman for Mr. Clinton responded to Mr. Trump’s retweets. He called the situation ridiculous and not true, and he stated the fact that Donald Trump knows it very well. Then, the spokesman added, “Has he triggered the 25th Amendment yet?”. We are talking about a provision allowing the removal of a president, in case he is unable to keep up doing his duties, mainly because he suffers from mental instability.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.