Runs naked pics of Trump’s wife

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NEW YORK — The New York Post yes­ter­day ran a front-page pic­ture of po­ten­tial first lady Me­la­nia Trump naked, prompt­ing crit­i­cism on so­cial me­dia and charges of misog­yny.

It was the sec­ond day in a row that the Ru­pert Mur­doch-owned tabloid ran a front page nude im­age of Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump’s wife from her years as a young model.

“Me­nage a Trump,” ran the head­line, tout­ing the pa­per’s “ex­clu­sive pho­tos.”

The pic­ture shows a nude Me­la­nia be­ing hugged by another nude woman as she lies in bed.

On Sun­day, the Post ran a front-page pic­ture of a nude Me­la­nia, with stars cov­er­ing her breasts, un­der the ti­tle “The Ogle Of­fice.”

The Repub­li­can’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign ap­peared to shrug off the pic­tures.

Trump ad­vi­sor Ja­son Miller told CNN on Sun­day that there was “noth­ing to be em­bar­rassed about with the pic­tures — she’s a beau­ti­ful woman.”

Both sets of pho­tos were taken in 1995 when the 46-year-old Slove­nian-born Me­la­nia was 25 and work­ing as a model, be­fore she met Trump.

The pic­tures were pub­lished the fol­low­ing year in Max, a now-de­funct French mag­a­zine.

The New York Post en­dorsed Trump for pres­i­dent in mid-April, de­scrib­ing him at the time as “a po­ten­tial su­per­star of vast prom­ise, but mak­ing rookie mis­takes.”

The re­ac­tion to the pic­tures on Twit­ter was mixed.

“Shame on you #NewYorkPost for slut­sham­ing Me­la­nia Trump. The US needs no more ne­an­derthal in­put to this al­ready dis­grace­ful elec­tion,” read one tweet.

“I am ap­palled and out­raged” by the cover photo, read another tweet, adding: “Misog­yny is misog­yny.”

Sev­eral other tweets de­cried the “at­tempts to shame” Me­la­nia.

Some won­dered how con­ser­va­tive evan­gel­i­cal Chris­tians would re­act, while oth­ers won­dered if Mur­doch, who also holds con­ser­va­tive views, had turned against Trump.

Me­la­nia met Trump in 1998, and be­came the real es­tate ty­coon’s third wife in 2005. — AFP

al­lowed to say any­thing. That is not true,” she

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