Adviser to President Trump and Italian real-estate mogul, George Lombardi, has told The New York Times that Trump is “very upset” that Amanda Knox publicly supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections.
Trump took a great interest in the Knox murder trial, in which she was accused of killing her roommate, Meredith Kercher. He used Twitter to show his support for Knox, and made statements to the media expressing his belief that she was innocent.
Everyone should boycott Italy if Amanda Knox is not freed—she is totally innocent.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2011
Trump also told Seattle-based KOMO 4 News that his belief that she was innocent was rooted in his ability to judge people, “I think I’m good at judging people. I study people and I become rich because I understand what people are about. I watched the Amanda Knox case unfolding in news reports. After watching it for a little while, I said: ‘This is not a guilty person’ .”
But despite Trump’s support, Knox apparently found the choice between Trump and Clinton an easy one. She wrote an op-ed for the West Seattle Herald, in which she said Trump was “inexperienced, uninformed and irresponsible (to say the very least)”.
She goes on:
“If Obama’s song was a rousing anthem, Clinton’s is a subtle symphony. And Trump, a broken trumpet, [Clinton’s] impending victory represents the triumph of nuance and poise over prejudice and childishness.”