Donald Trump gets a stark reminder about how he knows Prince Andrew

Twitter users on Tuesday shared multiple photographs of Donald Trump with Prince Andrew after the president claimed not to know the scandal-hit British royal.

“I don’t know Prince Andrew, but that’s a tough story,” Trump responded to a reporter’s request at the NATO summit in London for comment on the Duke of York’s recent decision to step back from public life.

“It’s a very tough story. I don’t know,” Trump added.

Andrew announced his retreat from the spotlight last month following his ill-fated interview with the BBC’s “Newsnight.” It centered on his friendship with the billionaire financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in his New York City jail cell in August. Andrew denies claims that he raped a minor whom Epstein allegedly trafficked.

Trump most recently met Andrew just six months ago during the president’s state visit to the United Kingdom in June:

Another image also now being shared widely on social media shows Trump in February 2000 at his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, with Andrew and the-then Melania Knauss.

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US President Donald Trump listens during his meeting with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Winfield House, London on December 3, 2019. - NATO leaders gather Tuesday for a summit to mark the alliance's 70th anniversary but with leaders feuding and name-calling over money and strategy, the mood is far from festive. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) meets with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Winfield House, London on December 3, 2019. - NATO leaders gather Tuesday for a summit to mark the alliance's 70th anniversary but with leaders feuding and name-calling over money and strategy, the mood is far from festive. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump meets NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg at Winfield House in London, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. US President Donald Trump will join other NATO heads of state at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday to mark the NATO Alliance's 70th birthday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
US President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Winfield House, London on December 3, 2019. - NATO leaders gather Tuesday for a summit to mark the alliance's 70th anniversary but with leaders feuding and name-calling over money and strategy, the mood is far from festive. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
President Donald and first lady Melania Trump arrive at London Stansted Airport to attend the NATO summit, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President Donald and first lady Melania Trump arrive at London Stansted Airport to attend the NATO summit, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport in England, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. US President Donald Trump will join other NATO heads of state at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday to mark the NATO Alliance's 70th birthday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania (obscured) arrive at Stansted Airport, ahead of the NATO summit, in Stansted, Britain December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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