Tucker Carlson questioned former President Donald Trump regarding the controversial death of Jeffrey Epstein during a Wednesday interview on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Asked by Carlson whether it is possible that Epstein did not commit suicide but was actually killed, Trump stated, “Oh sure, it’s possible. I mean, I don’t really believe it. I think he probably committed suicide. He had a life with, you know, beautiful homes and beautiful everything, and he all of a sudden, he’s incarcerated and not doing very well.”
While Trump indicated that he believed Epstein likely committed suicide, he acknowledged that “many people” believe that Epstein did not kill himself but was killed by someone else. The 45th president added that Epstein “knew a lot on a lot of people.”
In response to Trump’s answer, Carlson shared his personal belief that Epstein was killed.
“Look, I’m not a conspiracy person at all,” he said. “I believe everything I hear. But yeah, the closer you look into it, I mean the attorney general of the United States — your attorney general clearly lied about the Epstein death, like why?”
While Trump did not give a committed answer regarding Carlson’s perspective on Epstein’s controversial death, the former president criticized the way Epstein’s death was handled.
“Certainly, it wasn’t well done,” he said. “They had no cameras, they had no anything. Everybody was sleeping — a case could be made; look, I’m not gonna get involved in it, but I can tell you a case could be made either way. But, it certainly wasn’t the most well-run place.”
During Carlson’s interview with Trump, the former Fox News host alleged that Trump’s former Attorney General, Bill Barr, covered up the cause of Epstein’s death by refusing to investigate the situation and reveal the truth to the American people.
Trump quickly linked Barr’s perceived inaction on the Epstein investigation to the way the attorney general handled the 2020 presidential election fraud investigation.
“Barr became so petrified, so frightened of being impeached, they were gonna impeach him, I don’t know if you remember. That’s not a big moment in history. But they said, ‘we’re going to impeach,’ they play a much rougher game the left — the lunatics, and they were gonna impeach Bill Barr, and he was petrified,” Trump stated.
A recent report by the Department of Justice Inspector General noted that the Metropolitan Correctional Center did not complete necessary repairs to the facility’s camera system one day prior to Epstein’s death, leading to his death not being recorded.
The Inspector General’s report also documented that Epstein informed prison staff multiple times that he had no suicidal thoughts. Additionally, multiple screenings of Epstein appear to support his claims that he was not suicidal.