A controversial tweet from Eric Trump’s Twitter account disappeared after hundreds of people replied with criticism and photos that showed his father, President Donald Trump, socializing with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.
On Thursday, Trump tweeted out a picture of former President Bill Clinton walking down a ceremonial aisle with his daughter, Chelsea, on her wedding day in 2010. Pictured amongst the wedding guests appeared to be Ghislaine Maxwell, the former associate of Epstein.
Trump wrote in the caption of the now-removed tweet: “Birds of a feather…”
Trump’s tweet came shortly after news of Maxwell’s arrest in New Hampshire on Tuesday. The British socialite and longtime associate of Epstein was arrested by the FBI on sexual abuse of minors charges, as well as perjury.
Maxwell acted as Epstein’s madam, a grand jury indictment said; and she is accused of recruiting and abusing underage victims. Maxwell has denied the allegations against her.
Trump’s attempt to associate Clinton with Maxwell did not go unnoticed by others who have followed his father’s history.
People on social media reminded the Trump’s of their own connections with the heiress — which included their own private jet ride — and replied to the tweet with several pictures of the real-estate mogul with his wife and first lady, Melania.