The president was asked why he’d sent well wishes to Maxwell – charged with child sex trafficking – at a recent White House press conference.

‘Well, her boyfriend died in jail, and people are still trying to figure out how did it happen. Was it suicide? Was he killed? And I do wish her well,’ Trump told Axios.

‘I’m not looking for anything bad for her. I’m not looking bad for anybody.’

Probed on his compassion, Trump replied: ‘Yeah, I’d wish her well. I’d wish you well, I’d wish a lot of people well. Good luck. Let them prove somebody was guilty.’