Former President Donald Trump is no stranger to being accused of some quite horrific actions.
Whether it be his consistent mocking of minorities, his pushing of harmful conspiracy theories and dangerous pseudo-medical "treatments," or multiple accusations of sexual assault, Trump is often thought of as a seriously problematic individual.
That makes it both upsetting and somewhat unsurprising, then, that Trump would be accused of participating in sex trafficking.
American financier and friend of Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in July of 2019 and charged with multiple counts of sex trafficking after it was discovered his getaway, referred to as Epstein Island, served as a sex trafficking ring in which underage girls were groomed and sexually abused by powerful politicians and celebrities.
After Epstein was arrested he died by an alleged suicide while awaiting trial and was thus unable to be brought to justice for his crimes.
Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's right-hand woman, is accused of serving in the role of "madam" on the island. She is now on trial after also being charged with several counts of sex trafficking.
The trial is still in its early days, but so far a key witness has testified.
That witness is Lawrence Visoski, the pilot who flew passengers on Epstein's private jet.
Visoski took the stand and began naming prominent individuals he ferried back and forth on the jet, such as former Prince Andrew and actor Kevin Spacey.
One of the other people he named were former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.
“I certainly remember President Trump, but not many people associated with him."
Visoski stated Trump had flown on the jet years before he won his term in the White House in 2016. He also noted while flying the jet, he had never seen any sexual activity or any underage children without parental supervision.
However, that doesn't discount the very real possibility Donald Trump and others behaved themselves in the air before engaging in illegal acts after landing on the island.
While this testimony made front-page headlines, it seems conservative news outlets are choosing to stay quiet.
Conservative news outlet Breitbart has not published a single article about the surfacing accusations mounting against Trump.
Far-right outlets, such as Gateway Pundit, have even chosen to publish articles surrounding the Maxwell trial while conveniently leaving Trump's name out of it.
Other conservatives, such as far-right personality Jack Posobiec, have chosen to flat-out call the testimony "fake news."
Posobiec retweeted a post about the accusations made against Trump during the Maxwell trial and argued not only was Trump's flight "known about," but Trump actually banned Epstein from his private resort Mar-A-Lago after Epstein was seen hitting on a resort member's teenage daughter.
"This is not true and isn't news. This came out years ago. The flight was in the late 90s and was a ride from Palm Beach to NYC, not to Epstein Island. Trump later banned Epstein from Mar-a-Lago."
However, considering Trump and Epstein were friends photographed and filmed together, Posobiec's assertion may not be completely accurate.
In fact, in 2002 Trump made some quite favorable comments about Epstein and made a comment that suggested Trump had known about Epstein's penchant for underage girls.
“I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy."
"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.”
Trump also made comments in 2020, after Epstein and Maxwell had been apprehended, where he wished Maxwell well.
"I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach, and I guess they lived in Palm Beach."
"But I wish her well, whatever it is.”
And even in the face of media backlash, Trump dug in his heels about his words.
“Yeah, I wish her well."
“I’d wish you well. I’d wish a lot of people well. Good luck. Let them prove somebody was guilty.”
Twitter users—even some Trump supporters—are expressing disgust over the accusations.
It is important to note Trump is not currently under investigation for involvement in the Maxwell case, and not all conservative news outlets are censoring the story, as The Daily Caller and The Daily Wire have both published Visoski's testimony.