New book Alleges Epstein Was A Member Of Mar-a-Lago Despite Trump Organization’s Denials That He Was Just A Frequent Guest

Trump didn't care about Epstein's crimes until it threatened his business.

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Donald Trump and his Trump Organization can deny that deceased billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was a member of Mar-a-Lago all they want, there’s a paper trail that says otherwise according to a new bombshell book.

Written by current and former Miami Herald reporters, “The Grifter’s Club: Trump, Mar-a-Lago, and the Selling of the Presidency” shines a light on how Trump uses his resort to profit off the presidency and bilks taxpayers for millions.

But it also shows that Epstein was a member of Mar-a-Lago despite claims by the Trump Organization that he was merely a frequent guest.

Legendary news anchor Dan Rather’s News & Guts website interviewed Nicholas Nehamas, one of the authors, and he explained how they discovered the truth about Epstein’s ties to the resort.

“The authors viewed a membership log that includes Epstein, with an address at his mansion in Palm Beach,” Nehamas said. “The log says his account was closed in October 2007.”

So, Epstein definitely had his own account at the resort, which doesn’t look good for Trump, who has sought to distance himself from the child sex trafficker in recent years. Even now, Trump is trying to distance himself from Epstein as his former associate Ghislaine Maxwell faces prosecution.

The authors even figured out why Epstein was kicked out of the resort. As it turns out, Trump only banned Epstein because he sexually assaulted the daughter of another member.

“Previously reported court records state that Trump banned Epstein from visiting the club for an alleged sexual assault on a girl,” Nehamas said. “We were told the young woman was the daughter of a member and Trump kicked his friend out to protect Mar-a-Lago’s brand. Because the club’s membership is a closely guarded secret, no one has known the full extent of Epstein’s ties to Mar-a-Lago until our reporting.”

Trump didn’t have much problem with Epstein’s illegal activities until it threatened to hurt his own business. After all, he frequently partied with Epstein and had known him for 20 years by the time of his dismissal from the resort. Epstein would plead guilty to sex crimes, including child prostitution, the very next year in 2008.

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