Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan believes that convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was blackmailing former President Bill Clinton, and the evidence was hanging his Manhattan mansion.
“Why do you think Epstein had the giant painting of Bill Clinton in a dress in his foyer?” the titular host said in an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience.
Comedian Duncan Trussell countered that the sex trafficker had “not great” taste in art.
Rogan countered that the painting of the former president wearing a blue dress falling off of one shoulder and red heels as he points a finger at the viewer from the Oval Office was in fact “great” art.
Joe Rogan on Epstein having a painting of Bill Clinton in a blue dress and red heels:
"That painting was like, 'I got you bitch.'" pic.twitter.com/HFekVaJ7ac
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“That painting is like ‘I got you b****!’ That’s what that is,” Rogan stated. “You got a president who was on the flight logs 26 times with Epstein, and you got that guy in a f****** dress in your house.”
Trussell said he was “dumb” for knowing about that picture, but not understanding the implication that Epstein could have blackmailing the former president with it was “terrifying.”
Jeffrey Epstein had some strange art in house. pic.twitter.com/lMWqyBhBIk
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“Imagine if I knew some horrible dark secrets about you, and you came over to my house and I have a giant painting of you, right when you walk into the front door of you in a dress?” Rogan continued. “And I’m like ‘Hey, Buddy!'”
“Do you know how f****** terrifying that would be,” he added. “You know he knows about it. I mean, you walk right in and, bam, there’s that painting.”
“Now, you kind of control a president!” Trussell said. “Holy s***, dude,” Rogan said in dismay.
The painting’s existence became public knowledge when a it was secretly photographed by a visitor at the $56 million home.
The woman, who would not disclose her identity, took a picture of the artwork in 2012, four years after Epstein served time for prostitution of a minor.
The painting is the work of Australian-American artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid, who exhibited “Parsing Bill” at a show when she graduated from the New York Academy of Art in 2012.
“It was absolutely Bill Clinton. It was shocking – it was definitely a painting of him. It was a very provocative, sexual picture,” she told the Daily Mail in 2019.
“He was wearing heels, a blue dress and his hand was in a weird position.”
The blue dress seemingly was a reference to Clinton’s affair with then White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who wore a similar frock during one of their encounters and refused to dry clean the stained dress in the aftermath.
“It was hanging up there prominently — as soon as you walked in — in a room to the right,” a source confirmed to The New York Post. “Everybody who saw it laughed and smirked.”
According to the report, that wasn’t the only weird artwork Epstein had in his Manhattan townhouse, he also had a mannequin dressed in a wedding gown hanging from his ceiling.
In an eerie prediction of his future demise, Epstein also had mural that featured “a photorealistic prison scene that included barbed wire, corrections officers and a guard station, with Mr. Epstein portrayed in the middle.”
In a Vanity Fair profile from 2003, the outlet reported that his “entrance hall is decorated not with paintings but with row upon row of individually framed eyeballs; these, the owner tells people with relish, were imported from England, where they were made for injured soldiers.”
The residence was described as “no mere rich person’s home, but a high-walled, eclectic, imperious fantasy that seems to have no boundaries.”
During the tour Epstein showed the interviewer a stuffed black poodle he had placed on top of a grand piano.
“No decorator would ever tell you to do that,” he remarked. “But I want people to think what it means to stuff a dog.”