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

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWatchdog group accuses Stephen Miller of violating Hatch Act with Biden comments Hillicon Valley: Trump raises idea of delaying election, faces swift bipartisan pushback | Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google release earnings reports | Senators ask Justice Department to investigate TikTok, Zoom Meme group joins with Lincoln Project in new campaign against Trump MORE said Tuesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary 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 AcostaAppeals court finds prosecutors' secret plea agreement with Epstein didn't break law Florida sheriff ends work release program criticized over Jeffery Epstein The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by National Association of Manufacturers — Whistleblower complaint roils Washington 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 PelosiNegotiators hit gas on coronavirus talks as frustration mounts Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package MORE (D-Calif.), have called on Acosta to resign over his role in the plea deal.

Updated at 2:09 p.m.