Republican candidate Donald Trump’s campaign found itself in trouble when a video showing him making lewd comments against women floated on social media and other platforms. standing up for her husband’s defense, Melania Trump in an interview with CNN on Monday described the comments a “boy talk.”
Trump in the video, can be heard bragging about groping women and the “perks of being a celebrity.” The video captures Trump talking with Billy Bush, then of “Access Hollywood,” on a bus with the show’s name written across the side. In that audio, Trump discusses a failed attempt to seduce a woman, whose full name is not given in the video and goes on to talk in vulgar terms.
The video was shared by The Washington Post ahead of the second Presidential debate, which not just shook the his campaign but also led to strengthing Hillary Clinton’s candidature.
In the interview with CNN, Melania says that her husband was engaged in “boy talk, and he was led on – like, egged on – from the host to say dirty and bad stuff” in the conversation with “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. She added that she had never seen her husband use such language before.
“No, that’s why I was surprised, because I said like I don’t know that person that would talk that way, and that he would say that kind of stuff in private,” Melania Trump said.
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Melania also told CNN that she often jokes about how she has “two boys in the house,” one is her younger son and other her husband.
She also told CNN that she agreed with first lady Michelle Obama that kissing or groping someone without consent constituted sexual assault, adding: “But every assault should be taken care of in a court of law. And to accuse, no matter who it is, a man or a woman, without evidence is damaging and unfair.”
Meanwhile, US television host Billy Bush is leaving the “Today” show, NBC said on Monday, after the video surfaced in which he and Trump made lewd comments about women. Bush, 45, was suspended from hosting duties on NBC’s flagship morning show after tape came to light 10 days ago. In it, Bush laughed and bantered as Trump, then star of the “Apprentice” reality TV show, boasted about kissing and groping women without their permission and trying to seduce a married woman.