In an interview with ABC News’ Tom Llamas, the First Lady is asked about having to ‘deal with her husband’s alleged infidelities’ and whether ‘this put a strain’ on their marriage.
‘It is not a concern and focus of mine. I’m a mother and a first lady and I have much more important things to think about and to do,’ replies the First Lady.
‘I know people like to speculate and media like to speculate about our marriage and circulate the gossip but I understand the gossip sells newspapers, magazines, getting advertisers and, unfortunately, we live in this kind of world today.’
The interview then moves on, with the First Lady never being asked point blank whether or not she thinks President Trump has had affairs over the course of their marriage.
When later asked if she has been hurt by all the news stories and speculation about her husband’s alleged liaisons, Melania says ‘it’s not always pleasant, of course. But I know what is right and what is wrong and what is true or not true.’
Things are not fine however between her and Rudy Giuliani, who she appears to still be angry with ever since he declared during a television interview that she did not believe her husband had an affair with Stormy Daniels.
‘I never talked to Mr. Giuliani,’ declares the First Lady, who is then asked why she thinks he made that statement.
The First Lady also opens up about the frequent attacks and criticism she has endured since her husband took office.
When Llamas then presses her on this notion, the First Lady reaffirms her statement, saying: ‘One of them – if you really see what people are saying about me.’
She explains that the bullying she endures on a daily basis led in part to her creation of the Be Best initiative.
She then adds: ‘I give him my honest advice and honest opinions. And then he does what he wants to do.’