Trump: ‘I don’t know Prince Andrew’

Despite pictures showing the two together, President Donald Trump says he does not know the scandal-plagued British prince.
1:31 | 12/04/19

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and from London tonight. We know the queen welcomed president trump and world leaders at Buckingham palace today, but a lot of headlines on the royal who was out of sight, prince Andrew. And president trump today was asked about prince Andrew, as well. Here's ABC's senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell. Reporter: Tonight, the queen welcoming the president and first lady to Buckingham palace. But noticeably absent, prince Andrew, forced to step down from his royal duties after his disastrous interview about Jeffrey Epstein. The president today asked about the prince. I don't know prince Andrew, but it's a tough story. It's a very tough story. I don't know him. No. Reporter: The British media pouncing, proving the president has met the prince before, republishing photos like this one at mar a lag goe back in 2000. And Andrew posted an event with the president during his state visit last June. The royal family now facing fresh fallout from last night's bombshell interview with Virginia Giuffre, who claimed in court filings she was directed by Epstein to have sex with Andrew when she was just 17. Allegations the prince has repeatedly denied. I didn't expect it from someone that people look up to and admire, you know, in the royal family. It was a really scary time in my life. I had just been abused by a member of the royal family. Reporter: If prince Andrew and the palace hoped they'd be able to draw a line under this controversy, that's just become a lot harder after this interview. David? All right, Ian, thank you.

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