First lady Melania Trump recently sat down with ABC News for a no-holds-barred in-depth interview to discuss everything from her husband’s alleged affairs to the infamous jacket she wore on a trip to visit immigrant children in Texas.
Trump said her tasks as a mother and first lady are more important than being concerned over the rumors of her husband’s alleged infidelities.
“It is not concern and focus of mine. I’m a mother and first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do,” she told ABC News when asked if the allegations have strained the couple’s marriage.
The interview took place in Africa during Trump’s first official solo trip to the nation.
What else did she say?
The first lady went on to say she understands that the rumors boost newspaper and magazine sales.
“I know people like to speculate and media like to speculate about our marriage and circulate the gossip,” she said, “but I understand that the gossip sells newspapers, magazines getting advertisers and unfortunately, we live in this kind of world today.”
The president has denied the accusations that he had a tryst with adult film star Stormy Daniels a dozen years ago but he has admitted that he reimbursed his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for a $130,000 hush payment.
Trump, 48, admitted that the constant speculation about the first couple’s 13-year marriage has been hurtful to her.
“Media speculating, yeah, it’s not always pleasant, of course,” she said. “But I know what is right and what is wrong and what is true and not true.”
How is their marriage?
Earlier this year, the president’s lawyer, Rudi Giuliani, told reporters that the first lady “believes her husband, and she knows it’s untrue” in regard to the allegations made by Daniels. Melania Trump told ABC that she never talked to Giuliani about her feelings on Daniels’ claims.
“I never talked to Mr. Giuliani,” she said.
The reporter asked why her husband’s lawyer would make such a statement.
“I don’t know. You need to ask him,” Trump responded.
She told ABC that she has a good marriage, ABC reported.
“Yes, we are fine,” she said. “It’s what [the] media speculate, and it’s gossip. It’s not always correct stuff,” adding that the first couple’s marriage is solid.
When will the full interview be aired?
In other clips from the ABC interview, Trump addressed the “I don’t care do U” jacket that drew backlash in the media and she talked about cyberbullying and her Be Best campaign.
You can catch the full interview on ABC at 10 p.m. ET Friday.