President Trump defended O.J. Simpson and suggested that he was framed for the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in recently unearthed audio from 1995, as reported by Newsweek.
Trump’s remarks came a month after Simpson was acquitted, during one of Trump’s many interviews with radio personality Howard Stern.
The footage, unearthed and transcribed by Factbase, is part of a massive collection of interviews between the shock jock and the president, totaling over 100,000 words.
— Factba.se (@FactbaseFeed) September 25, 2017
The two can be heard discussing Simpson’s murder trial, with President Trump stating that he firmly believes in his innocence.
“Well, I know how much you like O.J.,” he says to Stern. “It’s a pretty sad deal, I’ll tell you.”
Stern and Trump went on to talk about the drops of blood found in Simpson’s Jeep, with Stern suggesting that it could have been planted and Trump agreeing.
“Yeah it could have been [planted.] Fifty different people could have planted it,” he said.
Finally, the president ended with a dig at the Los Angeles Police Department, saying “I don’t think the LAPD is that smart.”
During the presidential campaign, Howard Stern refused to re-air his many conservations with then-candidate Donald Trump.
“I feel Donald Trump did the show in an effort to be entertaining and have fun with us, and I feel like it would be a betrayal to any of our guests if I sat there and played them now where people are attacking him,” he said.
The DMCA has issued a takedown of the audio, but Bill Frischling, CEO of Factbased, has said that he is close to reaching an agreement with SiriusXM.
“Our goal is to preserve the record,” he said. “At least right now, this is the only public version of a massive, quarter-century trove of interviews.”
As previously reported by CrimeOnline, O.J. Simpson recently walked free from jail after serving 9 years for robbing a Las Vegas casino.
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