Are Media Using Resurfaced Epstein Video to Frame Trump?

July 20, 2019 Updated: July 22, 2019

Following the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein on charges of molesting underage girls and sex trafficking children, media organizations have tried to tie him to President Donald Trump.

On July 17, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program aired footage showing Trump at a party with Epstein. The footage had previously been aired by NBC News during the presidential election race in 2016.

Following the Morning Joe report, a number of other media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN, also reported on the video.