Trump affairs claims just gossip, says First Lady
MELANIA Trump has said she loves her husband and has “more important things to think about” than claims that he cheated.
Mrs Trump, who was interviewed by US TV network ABC while touring Africa last week, said people are just spreading rumours about her marriage.
“I know people like to speculate and media like to speculate about our marriage and circulate the gossip,” she said.
“I understand the gossip sells newspapers, magazines... and, unfortunately, we live in this kind of world today.”
The First Lady insisted allegations of infidelities by her husband, US President Donald Trump, aren’t a concern.
Mr Trump has been accused of having multiple affairs.
Porn star Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal have said they had sex with him years ago.
Mr Trump has denied the trysts with Ms Daniels and Ms McDougal but has acknowledged reimbursing his lawyer for a $130,000 hush money payment made to Ms Daniels.
Mrs Trump has so far kept quiet on the subject.
Asked in the interview if she loves her husband, Mrs Trump said: “Yes, we are fine. Yes.”
She played down a suggestion the rumours of his philandering had strained their marriage.
“It is not a concern and focus of mine,” she said. “I’m a mother and a first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do.”
But when she was asked if the repeated rumours had hurt her, she paused.
“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.”
Mrs Trump added she could be “the most bullied person” in the world and women who make accusations of sexual assault need to “show the evidence”.
Mr Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in August to campaign finance violations alleging he, Trump and the National Enquirer tabloid were involved in buying the silence of Ms Daniels and Ms McDougal after their alleged affairs with Mr Trump.