Trump was ‘led on’ to make lewd remarks: Melania
Breaking silence over the surfacing of a 2005 video, in which Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump made lewd remarks about women, his wife Melania Trump has alleged that her husband was “egged on” to make the comments.
“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 in a interview on Monday.
“The two were engaged in ‘boy talk, and he was led on, like egged on from the host to say dirty and bad stuff’,” she said while 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. And I wonder if they even knew that the mic was on,” she added.
The video, obtained by the Washington Post, captures Trump having an extremely lewd conversation about women with Bush. It is 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.
Trump (70) is also facing accussations of sexual assault and inappropriate touching, with as many as nine women coming out with the allegations against him. Most of these cases are three decades to five years before old.
Melania said she has not heard her husband saying those words. “No, that’s why I was surprised, because I said like I don’t know that person...would say that kind of stuff in private,” she said.