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. https://t.co/GaENydKB8m
— Jack Posobiec ✝️ (@JackPosobiec) November 30, 2021
"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.
My heart breaks for the victims of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein, and now Donald Trump. The exploitation and abuse by these monsters is beyond belief. More will be revealed. Power to the victims.
— Tales & Typos (@kathrynresister) November 30, 2021
In the trial for child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former pilot confirmed that Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey and yes Donald J trump flew on Epstein’s private jet.
All involved should be prosecuted. I’m pretty sure GQP MAGA lunatics won’t say the same.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) November 30, 2021
Question for Republicans... if there were pictures of your faith leader hanging with Epstein and it was known that they flew on a plane with him, would you want them as your leader? The answer should be no and it leads to the next question... why do you want Trump to lead you?
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) November 30, 2021
Jeffrey Epstein's former pilot says that Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and Donald trump were all aboard Epstein's private plane.
I'll say it again: if they're guilty, take them down.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) November 30, 2021
Trump: This is who the Evangelicals put in office. Let that sink in.
— (@MargieMinutell3) November 30, 2021
I’m sure the right wing media will cover Epstein‘s pilot saying that Trump was on Epstein‘s plane.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) November 30, 2021
The pilot of Jeffrey Epstein’s Lolita Express, his private jet, just confirmed that he flew Trump to Epstein’s island
Trump, who was credibly accused of sexual assault by at least 25 women and said he would date his own daughter, was lying about this, too?
Color me shocked 🙄
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) November 30, 2021
I don’t know how many more times we can say “shocking but not surprising” https://t.co/fF8D4paodS
— Heather Gardner (@heathergtv) November 30, 2021
I personally don’t care what political party any of the perpetrators of this sex trafficking ring were. Lock them all up for all I care. But watch the Trump loyalists pull whataboutism on this by pointing to Bill Clinton. My response is, if he’s guilty take him too. https://t.co/lNN8PaH3Ec
— The Rob Burgess Show (@robburgessshow) November 30, 2021
All the delusional qanon dupes thinking that Trump was going to expose the ped0's.
Remember Maria Farmer, the first epstein victim to go to the police, implicated Trump and Dershowitz in the ring back in the 90's! https://t.co/N1iuUmOiAe
— Know More News 🛡️ (@Know_More_News) November 30, 2021
As a Trump supporter. Let's put it all out there. Anyone. I repeat ANYONE who touched kids should be put on trial publicly. Seriously. No teams. No party's. If you're guilty, you're gone.
— Bingo (@ThesouthernM) November 30, 2021
If you’re on the plane you’re guilty by association in my opinion. Most of these guests, if not all of them, knew what was going on there.
— FinFanatic (@Joe3PA) November 30, 2021
it’s hilarious seeing liberals defend the Clintons and conservatives defend Trump they are all in the same elite club y’all just have partisan blinders
— Mac (@GoodPoliticGuy) November 30, 2021
Trumpets losing their minds rn
— why so serious (@arewenewhere) November 30, 2021
As vile details of sexual abuse of one of Epstein/Maxwell’s victims—abused from age 14-16 & beyond—are described by the victim in court, please keep in mind there are MANY, MANY pics of Trump with Maxwell, about whom Trump said “I WISH HER WELL” TWO times after she was indicted.
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) November 30, 2021
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.