Washinton: Defending her husband Donald Trump over the tape controversy, Melania Trump has claimed that he was “egged on” to make the comments and played down as “boy talk” the Republican presidential candidate’s lewd remarks about women.
Melania backed Trump in her first interview since the Republican nominee faced allegations of sexual misconduct, calling those accusations “lies”. “I said to my husband that, you know the language was inappropriate. It’s not acceptable. And I was surprised, because that is not the man that I know,” Melania (46) told CNN on Monday.
“The two were engaged in boy talk, and he was led on, like egged on from the host to say dirty stuff,” she said, referring to Trump and Billy Bush, the then ‘Access Hollywood’ host. “And as you can see from the tape, the cameras were not on, it was only a mic.”
It was after the emergence of the video that Trump’s presidential campaign has been jolted with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton taking a substantial lead over him in national opinion polls.
“I believe my husband.,” Melania said of the allegations. “This was all organised from the opposition. Did they ever check the background of these women? They don’t have any facts,” she said.