Melania Trump Compares Donald to Teenage Boy on CNN

    The potential future first lady excused her husbands behavior by saying Billy Bush made him say dirty and bad stuff.”>

    Locker-room talk has now been upgraded to boy talk.

    In her first major interview since the release of a 2005 tape in which her husband brags about sexually assaulting women, Melania Trump sat down with CNNs Anderson Cooper on Monday and blamed the whole thing on Billy Bush. Donald Trump, who she described as a teenage boy, was nothing but a victim of peer pressure and the left-wing media. 

    Asked what she thought when she first viewed the video, Trumps third wife told Cooper, I said to my husband that the language is inappropriate, its not acceptable, and I was surprised, because that is not the man that I know. She went to say she doubts her husband even knew his microphone was on at the time, because shes never heard him engage in boy talk like this before. Then, she suggested Trump was egged on by Billy Bush to say dirty and bad stuff.

    In a separate interview with Fox News Ainsley Earhardt set to air Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends, Melania Trump defended her husbands attempts to shift the focus off of himself and onto Bill Clintons past behavior with women.

    Theyre asking for it. They started from thefrom the beginning of the campaign putting mymy picture from modeling days, she said, seeming to blame the Clinton campaign for the nude photos of her that ended up on the cover of the right-wing, pro-Trump New York Post earlier this summer. That was my modeling days and Im proud what I did. I worked very hard.

    In addition to laying blame on Billy Bush, who just this afternoon lost his job at the Today show as a result of the tape, Melania Trump suggested that a media conspiracy was responsible for the timing of its release. Its many people from the opposite side and they want to damage the campaign, she said. And why now? Why after so many years? Why three weeks before the election? She blamed NBC, Access Hollywood, and the rest of the left-wing media for essentially sabotaging her husbands campaign. (Editors Note: Access Hollywood is not a part of the so-called left-wing media.)

    The opposition doesnt want to talk about WikiLeaks and the emails and Benghazi and all the rest of the stuff, they dont want to talk about it, Trump added. So they said lets do something so we can hurt his campaign. As for two of Donald Trumps favorite targets, The New York Times and The Washington Post, she asked, When didnt we hear or read any great stories about my husband or about me? All she sees is bashing, bashing, bashing.

    Melania Trump also responded to first lady Michelle Obamas powerful speech last week in a way Donald Trump has so far resisted the urge to do. While the first lady labeled the behavior described by Trump on the tape as sexual assault, Melania Trump said, No, thats not sexual assault, and relayed stories about women giving her husband their phone numbers in front of her. As Cooper read additional quotes from Obamas speech, Trump shot back, Im not surprised. I mean, she should also look maybe the people who supported her, what theyre doing. So Im not surprised she said that.

    Asked if she believes all nine of the women who have made sexual assault accusations against her husband are lying, she repeated the same statement two times: I believe my husband. I believe my husband. What does she think about the way Trump has demeaned their looks at his rallies, saying one of the women wouldnt be his first choice? In Melania Trumps words, Thats him. Hes raw. He will say it as he feels it. So, you know, I know he respects women, but hes defending himself because theyre lies.

    Melania Trump might not be able to control her teenage husband, but she is still trying to retain some semblance of normalcy for their young son, Barron.

    We talk a lot, a lot about the campaign. We talk about the language because I dont allow that he uses bad language, she told Cooper. Hes in that age, and older boys are in that age, that, yeah, they say some bad words and its very normal. Theyre growing up. But I tell him that, you know, there are consequences as well and he needs to be careful about the language he uses.

    Its a lesson she may have learned from her husband, a man who has never been careful about the language he uses and will most likely face some consequences on Nov. 8.

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