George Conway Mocks Trump For Saying He Doesn't 'Know Anything' About Epstein's Arrest: 'Trump Doesn't Watch TV'

Attorney George Conway — husband of high-ranking White House aide Kellyanne Conway and near-constant critic of his wife's boss President Donald Trump — called out Trump on Sunday for saying he doesn't "know anything" about American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's arrest.

Trump told reporters on Sunday, "I don't know anything about it," when asked to comment on Epstein's arrest.

Conway mocked the president's response by pointing to Trump's alleged obsession with watching television. "Trump doesn't watch TV, you see," Conway tweeted sarcastically.

Trump doesn’t watch TV, you see.

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) July 8, 2019

Since his inauguration in January 2017, several news outlets, including the New York Times, have reported on the hours Trump spends watching cable news each day. In December 2017, people close to the president told the Times that Trump spends at least four hours a day in front of the television and sometimes up to eight hours.

According to the report, Trump flicks between CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in the mornings, with Fox & Friends among his list of favorite programs.

Trump has previously refuted the reports, including in November 2017, when he told reporters that he doesn't frequently watch television because he's often too busy. "Believe it or not, even when I'm in Washington or New York, I do not watch much television," the president said aboard Air Force One. "People that don't know me, they like to say I watch television — people with fake sources. You know, fake reporters, fake sources."

After Epstein was reportedly arrested at roughly 5:30 p.m. on Saturday for alleged sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York, social media users began sharing links between the billionaire and his high-profile friends, including Trump and former president Bill Clinton.

Back in 2002, Trump told New York Magazine that Epstein "enjoys his social life."

"I've known Jeff for fifteen years," Trump said. "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."

Conway tweeted the quote on Sunday.

“Mr. Trump, in 2002, told New York Magazine that Mr. Epstein was a ‘terrific guy.’

“‘He’s a lot of fun to be with,’ [Trump] said at the time. ‘It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.’”

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) July 8, 2019

Clinton and actor Kevin Spacey are also among the list of prominent people whose past dealings with Epstein have resurfaced in light of his arrest on Saturday.

In 2002, New York Magazine cited Page Six in reporting that Epstein flew Clinton, Spacey and comedian Chris Tucker to Africa on his private jet to visit HIV/AIDS project sites. Epstein described his "collection" of elite friends as an investment.

"I invest in people, be it politics or science," he said. "That's what I do."

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media prior to his departure from the White House July 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. George Conway on Sunday called out Trump for telling reporters he doesn't "know anything" about Jeffrey Epstein's arrest. Alex Wong/Getty