Melania Trump is finally addressing her husband’s alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels.
In an interview with ABC News’ Tom Llamas, the First Lady is asked about having to ‘deal with her husband’s alleged infidelities’ and whether ‘this put a strain’ on their marriage.
The moment the question is asked, the First Lady’s face gets visibly tense and a look of fear creeps into her eyes.
‘It is not a concern and focus of mine. I’m a mother and a first lady and I have much more important things to think about and to do,’ replies the First Lady.
‘I know people like to speculate and media like to speculate about our marriage and circulate the gossip but I understand the gossip sells newspapers, magazines, getting advertisers and, unfortunately, we live in this kind of world today.’
The interview then moves on, with the First Lady never being asked point blank whether or not she thinks President Trump has had affairs over the course of their marriage.
The First Lady is not asked at any point in the interview previews if she thinks her husband had affairs with other women (left with Stormy Daniels in 2007, Daniels on right in October)
When later asked if she has been hurt by all the news stories and speculation about her husband’s alleged liaisons, Melania says ‘it’s not always pleasant, of course. But I know what is right and what is wrong and what is true or not true.’
And when asked if she has a good marriage and loves her husband, the First Lady states: ‘Yes, we are fine, yes. It’s what media speculate and it’s gossip, it’s not always correct stuff.’
Things are not fine however between her and Rudy Giuliani, who she appears to still be angry with ever since he declared during a television interview that she did not believe her husband had an affair with Stormy Daniels.
‘She believes in her husband and knows it’s not true. I don’t even think there’s a slight suspicion,’ said Giuliani at the time, prompting the First Lady to release a statement that reminded the public that she speaks for herself.
‘I never talked to Mr. Giuliani,’ declares the First Lady, who is then asked why she thinks he made that statement.
‘I don’t know. You need to ask him,’ she states.
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The First Lady also opens up about the frequent attacks and criticism she has endured since her husband took office.
‘I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,’ says the First Lady.
When Llamas then presses her on this notion, the First Lady reaffirms her statement, saying: ‘One of them – if you really see what people are saying about me.’
This is the same woman who last year responded to a writer receiving death threats in response to a profile she wrote about the First Lady by stating: ‘She provoked them.’
She explains that the bullying she endures on a daily basis led in part to her creation of the Be Best initiative.
When asked if she has 100 percent control over her husband, Melania laughs and says: ‘I wish.’
She then adds: ‘I give him my honest advice and honest opinions. And then he does what he wants to do.’
Being Melania – The First Lady, will air this Friday at 10pm on ABC, and the network claims that no question was off the table.