Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump, arrives before the second presidential debate between Republi can presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NEW YORK (AP) — Melania Trump on Monday dismissed her husband’s sexually aggressive language as “boy talk,” insisting his remarks do not reflect “the man I know,” and said she does not believe that he has assaulted any women.

Trump’s wife, in a series of media interviews, said she has accepted her husband’s apology and the couple is “moving on.” The comments come more than a week after the release of a 2005 video in which Trump brags about kissing women and grabbing their genitals without their permission.

“I said to my husband that, you know, the language is inappropriate. It’s not acceptable. And I was surprised, because that is not the man that I know,” she told CNN.

She suggested that Trump may not have known his microphone was on, calling it “kind of a boy talk” that “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush was encouraging. And she suggested that the women who have claimed in recent days that Trump made unwanted advances were attention-seekers who were making “damaging and unfair” accusations.

“I believe my husband,” she said in the interview that aired Monday night. “My husband didn’t do anything.”

Mrs. Trump also said it is fair game for her husband to appear with women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault, claiming the Democrats fired the first volley into the increasingly ugly war about the couples’ private lives.

“They’re asking for it. They started. They started from the beginning of the campaign putting my picture from modeling days,” she said in excerpts released by Fox News ahead of the interview’s broadcast. “That was my modeling days and I’m proud what I did. I worked very hard.”

Melania Trump’s image was used in a negative ad campaign during the Republican primary, but there is no evidence that the Clintons were involved. At the time, Donald Trump accused former rival Ted Cruz of being involved and responded by tweeting an unflattering image of the Texas senator’s wife. Cruz also denied involvement.

The interviews are Melania Trump’s first moments in the public eye since the accusations over the last 10 days that have sent her husband’s White House bid reeling.

First, a 2005 video leaked of Trump using vulgar language to describe women and apparently boasting of sexual assault. And in recent days, several women have come forward to say that Trump had groped or sexually assaulted them.

The Republican nominee has denied the claims, calling the women liars and belittling their appearances.

In the interviews, Melania Trump deemed the celebrity businessman’s comments on the leaked tape “offensive to me and they were inappropriate.”

“And he apologized to me,” she said in an interview with CNN airing at the same time the crowd at her husband’s rally in Wisconsin was chanting “CNN sucks.” “And I expect — I accept his apology. And we are moving on.”

She said something similar in a statement released by the campaign after the video’s release. She has also demanded retractions from a People Magazine writer who profiled the couple in 2005 and last week accused Donald Trump of an assault at the couple’s Florida home, Mar-a-Lago, while Melania was out of the room. And she repeated her husband’s assertion, which he makes without supporting evidence, that the media and Clinton campaign are working in tandem to sink the Republican nominee’s campaign.

Melania Trump has never filled the role of the traditional political spouse, only making rare appearances on the campaign trail. Her speech at July’s national convention was initially praised until it was discovered that passages of it were lifted from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention address.

Trump, who attended each of the first two presidential debates, was also lampooned on this week’s Saturday Night Live. The long-running sketch show ran a video in which actresses playing Melania Trump, her two step-daughters and two of the candidate’s most visible female allies did a version of Beyonce’s feminist manifesto “Lemonade” in an act of rebellion against the candidate.

The video ends with the Cecily Strong, the comedian playing Melania Trump, suggesting she wrote the song herself.


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12 thoughts on “Melania Trump Says Comments Don’t Reflect Her Husband

  1. If she can stick by her lying husband, why is it not ok for Clinton to stick by Bill. Sounds like both men need improvement on the female front. Trump needs to leave Bill alone, no woman ever said he grabbed them by the p—y. I think that is more disgusting then anything Bill ever did. I always wondered what people expected Hillary to do about the women that slept with Bill. Hug and kiss them. They are lucky she only called them a few names. Most women would have been pulling out hair.

    • Why would you be pulling out hair, unless it’s your husband’s? Why do women always want to go after the woman instead of the one that’s cheating on them? Unless the other woman promised to be faithful to you too.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    “…IF Donut actually did all…” There is no doubt he did those things, no IF about it. Those were his words and because he is a celebrity he feels he’s entitled. He admitted he sexually assaulted women, that’s it in a nutshell. I hope no woman in this country votes for him, the same way women won’t go see ‘birth of a nation’ boycott Trump.

    • How come nobody believes a word that comes out of his mouth, except for this? I once said I slid naked down an icicle. I didn’t. But it was fun to see the expressions on the faces of the dullards that were listening. But heck at 13 years old, what can you expect? In any case if he is to be believed for the first time since he starting campaigning, I still say, it’s not quite the same thing, His victims were vertical and alert. Btw, specialt757, I really enjoy reading your posts.

      • “Btw, specialt757, I really enjoy reading your posts.” For real? Was that sarcasm? I’m not quite sure I don’t want to get happy and you were just playing LOL!

        If it’s for real, thank you, I also think your posts, most anyway, are quite entertaining lol.

      • specialt757 on said:

        I forgot to add, most people don’t admit to sexual assault like the orange hitler did on multiple occasions, especially when they’re sober. But as for this being the 1st time I believe what he says, I actually believe what he says most of the time, that’s why I think he won’t make a great or even productive president.

  3. specialt757 on said:

    Malania looks almost 1st lady-like with her pick blouse tied up to her neck. Far different from her laying naked on a bear-skin rug, just who is she trying to fool.

  4. specialt757 on said:

    So let me get this straight, Melania is defending her husband but when Hillary Clinton does it, it’s somehow not the same and people attack her for doing so. How exactly does this work?
    Bill Cosby’s TV shows are taken off networks for allegedly doing the same types of sexual misconduct, but Trump is being defended? Wow I just don’t get it, oh wait yes I do, he’s white.
    Just how is putting this man in charge of decision making for ALL Americans going to make this country great…again?
    Trump is calling for drug testing for Hillary, he should be seeking psychological testing from himself.

  5. redbone1954 on said:

    I don’t understand a word she say’s and she probably stole whatever she said she probably stole from from someone else. And what did we expect her to say??? Go away and take you disgusting pig of a husband with you

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