Fox News apologizes for 'mistakenly' cropping Trump out of photo with Epstein, Maxwell

Fox News apologized Monday for what it said was a mistake in cropping President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE out of a photo with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of helping Epstein recruit girls he then sexually abused.

The photo, which was shown Sunday evening on Fox News, showed Epstein, Maxwell and Melania TrumpMelania TrumpOnly Trump can fix vaccine hesitancy among his supporters Trump discussed pardoning Ghislaine Maxwell: book Jill Biden appears on Vogue cover MORE but not the president. The photo was taken in 2000, before Melania Trump was married to President Trump. 

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A Fox News spokesperson said in a statement that the report on Maxwell "during Fox News Channel's 'America's News HQ' mistakenly eliminated President Donald Trump from a photo alongside then-Melania Knauss, Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell."

"We regret the error," the spokesperson added. 

Epstein killed himself in a prison cell last year as he faced charges of sex trafficking.  

Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and longtime associate, was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire for her alleged participation in Epstein’s sex trafficking circle. She was transported to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn after spending the weekend in a New Hampshire jail.

She faces four counts related to procuring and transporting minors for illegal sex acts and two counts of perjury for allegedly lying about her involvement.

Epstein, a New York financier, had a number of political, media and other social connections before his downfall, including President Trump and former President Clinton.