In her first interview since allegations of sexual assault against her husband surfaced, Melania Trump defended her husband, saying the accusations are “lies” and that he was “egged on” by then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush in a 2005 video where a hot mic captured Donald Trump describing grabbing women’s genitalia without their consent.
“I believe my husband. I believe my husband,” she said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday.
“This was all organized from the opposition. And with the details … did they ever check the background of these women? They don’t have any facts.”
Melania maintained that her husband’s comments came only after he was “egged on” by Bush.
“And as you can see from the tape, the cameras were not on — it was only a mic. And I wonder if [he and Bush] even knew that the mic was on,” she said, adding that they were engaged in “boy talk, and he was led on — like, egged on — from the host to say dirty and bad stuff.”
“Sometimes I say I have two boys at home — I have my young son and I have my husband. But I know how some men talk, and that’s how I saw it, yes,” she said.
"My husband is highly suggestible and can easily be induced to make terrible decisions. Let's put him in command of the military." https://t.co/BHzEgbEZN7
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 17, 2016