During a live MSNBC broadcast Saturday, a University of Alabama student sneaked in a reference to the meme that Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself.
The segment of “MSNBC Live with Kendis Gibson” featured reporter Monica Alba interviewing pro-Trump students at the school ahead of the Alabama-LSU football game, which the president attended.
One student correctly predicted a “very positive reaction” to Trump’s appearance at the stadium, including “either a standing ovation or at least a lot of cheering.”
Alba then turned to a male student identified as Parker, who was wearing a Trump button on his sweatshirt.
“Why do you like him so much and what policies stand out to you?” she asked.
“I would say mainly just the no-nonsense policies and especially since Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself,” the student said. “That’s awesome, yeah. That’s totally perfect.”
After an awkward pause, Alba tried to move past the comment and address Parker’s fellow pro-Trump students.
“Turning back to Alabama, you guys want to tell me a little about the Senate race?” she asked.
Recent weeks have seen a resurgence of skepticism about the official determination that Epstein hanged himself in his Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on charges of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14 years old.
During an Oct. 30 appearance on “Fox & Friends,” former New York City medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden made headlines by saying the findings of the autopsy, which Epstein’s brother hired him to observe, are more consistent with homicide. A number of other experts have made similar observations in the past.
In a video leaked last Tuesday, ABC News anchor Amy Robach was apparently caught on hot mic saying the network prevented her from airing the allegations against Epstein three years ago. She said she was “a hundred percent” certain he had not killed himself. While acknowledging the authenticity of the footage, Robach and ABC News downplayed her comments.
Meanwhile, Parker was the latest in a series of outsider observers to go viral for voicing their doubts about Epstein’s supposed suicide.
Also Tuesday, Louisiana pilot Wayne Spring posted a viral “farewell message” to his wife and children during what he said was an in-flight “emergency.”
“I shouldn’t be filming this, but if anything happens I want everybody to know,” he said in the video, which has been viewed over 4 million times. “I do want to say to my wife and kids … Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself.”
Last Saturday, former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland interrupted a discussion about military dogs to tell Fox News host Jesse Watters to add: “And Epstein didn’t kill himself.”