Kellyanne Conway: Trump hasn't had contact with Epstein in at least a decade

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway calls out Melania Trump after she criticizes impeachment witness: 'You're amplifying what was a nothingburger reference' Trump: Democrats' impeachment 'performance' is 'unpatriotic' George Conway quote-tweets Kellyanne Conway on Trump, Biden, Ukraine MORE said Tuesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE hasn't been in contact with Jeffrey Epstein in 10 to 15 years after the wealthy financier was arrested and charged Monday with sex trafficking.

"I talked to the president this morning. He hasn’t talked to or had contact with Epstein in years and years and years," Conway told reporters on the White House driveway. "Over a decade at least, he said."

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Trump and Epstein are known to have run in the same social circles years ago. Trump told New York magazine in 2002 that Epstein was a "terrific guy" who's "a lot of fun to be with."

Later Tuesday, Trump was asked about his relationship with Epstein during an Oval Office meeting with the emir of Qatar. The president claimed he had a "falling out" with the financier, but would not elaborate.

"I knew him like everybody in Palm Beach knew him. I mean, people in Palm Beach knew him," Trump said. "He was a fixture in Palm Beach. I had a falling out with him a long time ago. I don’t think I’ve spoken to him for 15 years. I wasn’t a fan."

He did not comment on the new charges against Epstein.

The president was asked Sunday as he left his New Jersey golf club whether he had any comment on Epstein's arrest.

“No, I don’t know about it,” Trump responded. “That I don’t know about.”

Prosecutors in New York City on Monday unsealed charges against Epstein alleging that he engaged in sex acts with girls as young as 14 and used them to recruit other minors. Prosecutors said they found hundreds of pictures of nude or partially nude young women and girls during a search of Epstein's Manhattan home.

Epstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Trump's Labor secretary, Alexander AcostaAlex Alexander AcostaThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by National Association of Manufacturers — Whistleblower complaint roils Washington On The Money: Senate confirms Scalia as Labor chief | Bill with B in wall funding advanced over Democrats' objections | Lawyers reach deal to delay enforcement of NY tax return subpoena Sanders calls Eugene Scalia's Labor Dept. confirmation 'obscene' MORE, has come under pressure for his role in a 2008 plea deal that he oversaw as a U.S. attorney in Florida that allowed Epstein to avoid federal prosecution and a possible life sentence.

Several Democrats, including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans On The Money: Falling impeachment support raises pressure for Dems on trade | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Biden eyes minimum tax for corporations | Fed's top regulator under pressure over Dodd-Frank rules Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Virginia moves to suspend Medicaid work rules | Powerful House panel sets 'Medicare for All' hearing | Hospitals sue over Trump price rule | FDA official grilled on vaping policy MORE (D-Calif.), have called on Acosta to resign over his role in the plea deal.

Updated at 2:09 p.m.