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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

(Reuters) – Melania Trump rose to her husband’s defense on Monday, describing lewd comments the Republican presidential nominee made on a leaked 2005 video in which he bragged about groping women as “boy talk.”

Trump, who has kept a low profile during her husband’s presidential bid, gave her first television interviews since the Oct. 7 release of the tape that has shaken Donald Trump’s campaign. He trails Democrat Hillary Clinton in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

Melania Trump told CNN 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.

NBC said on Monday that Bush was leaving the “Today” show, following his role in the taped conversation with Donald Trump.

Melania Trump, a Slovenian-born former model, added in a CNN interview that aired on Monday night that she was surprised because she had never heard her husband use that kind of language before.

“No. 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.

She told CNN that her husband behaved at times like an overgrown boy and that she saw his “Access Hollywood” remarks as in keeping with that behavior.

“Sometimes I say I have two boys at home. I have my young son and I have my husband. But I know how some men talk, and that’s how I saw it, yes,” she said.

Trump told CNN 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.”


In partial transcripts from a separate interview with Fox News, she said she had forgiven her husband for the comments in the tape, which was first published by the Washington Post.

“Those words, they were offensive to me and they were inappropriate. And he apologized to me. And I … accept his apology. And we are moving on.”

They were her first public comments since a statement she issued after the tape’s publication in which she said her husband’s remarks did “not represent the man that I know.”

Melania Trump told Fox News that her husband, a New York businessman and former reality television star, was committed to running for office even though it was difficult because he had been “in so many shows, so many tapes” over the years.

Asked if it was fair for the media or her husband to bring up charges of infidelity in former President Bill Clinton’s past, Melania Trump told Fox News: “Well, if they bring up my past, why not?”

After Trump denied during a debate with Clinton on Oct. 9 that he had actually done the things he bragged about in the tape, a number of women accused him of groping and kissing them without permission in incidents stretching back decades. He has denied the charges.

Asked about those accusations, Melania Trump told Fox News: “All these women are coming out and they are allegations but they are not true. Why now? Why three weeks before the election?”

“I believe my husband,” she told CNN. “This was all organized from the opposition. With the details that they got, did they ever check the background of these women? They don’t have any facts.”

(Reporting by Eric Walsh in Washington; Editing by Peter Cooney)

Photo: Melania Trump sits down with CNN television host Anderson Cooper during an exclusive interview in New York, to be aired October 17, 2016. Courtesy CNN/Handout via REUTERS

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77 responses to “Melania Trump Calls Taped Comments By Donald Trump ‘Boy Talk’”

  1. Poor, pathetic Melania. She’s so confused that she thinks her husband isn’t smart enough to know what to say and what not to say; which behavior is appropriate and which isn’t.
    Having heard the comments by Donald, Rudy, and others that Trump’s lewd descriptions of his dysfunction was just “locker-room talk”, she plagiarizes the thoughts by calling lascivious thoughts of Donald’s as simply “boy talk”. (Plagiarizing themes from Michelle Obama’s speech made back in 2008 wasn’t enough for Melania.)

    Well, Donald is a boy and not a man, except in age. And Donald wasn’t egged on by Billy Boy Bush, but merrily went along with the gutter conversation because it felt right to Donald.

    I’m sure that Box, AgLander, and the InformedVoter got a thrill out of hearing Donald and Billy-boy’s lurid interview.

    • Mama Bear says:

      OK – let’s talk it out here guys. I have taken a survey of the males I know and not one of them reports that he hears this kind of filthy talk when he is or was with a group of men. High school boys talk of getting to 3rd base, OK, but grown men….tell me guys….is it normal conversation? Be honest.

      • My experience growing up in the south in the 60’s was that as early as 3rd and 4th grade “locker room” talk was done often and would continue, at times, into high school. But no one talked to such an extent as Donald. There may have been plenty of other conversations more raunchy but they were done in secret and not openly, for fear of someone’s mom or dad getting wind of what you may have said and proceeding to whip the bejeesus out of you with a strap that tended to see a lot of usage, or telling your mom and dad that your mouth should be washed out.
        You then learned, according to who you tended to gravitate towards, what was acceptable language and what was tawdry and best avoided; people that tended to have vulgar conversations were understood to be avoided and that’s how people in high school and later as adults tended to conduct themselves.

        • Mama Bear says:

          thanks Aaron, it seems that this kind of language is indeed a “cultural” thing and if your parents were decent and intelligent they did not tolerate it.

          • Whittier5 says:

            Since Grandpa Trump (Drumpf) ran a chain of whore houses in the NW and Western Canada, it’s anybody’s guess as to how Papa Trump’s toleration might have been.

          • neeceoooo says:

            so true, that may have been totally normal for the whole family to engage in that type of discussion

          • BDD1951 says:

            His father told him when he was young that they had superior genes and they were better than most people.

      • dbtheonly says:

        There are persons to whom this kind of talk is normal. Just as there are some who are overtly racist or anti-Semitic

        • Mama Bear says:

          thank you – so it is a kind of “cultural” thing and the men I asked were not lying to me:)

          • dbtheonly says:

            There’s a competitive aspect.

            But I see Trump’s actions differently. Not radically different than his claim to be able to shoot someone. His power and authority allow him to do things others can’t.

          • Mama Bear says:

            I see that. He is not equipped to tell the difference between right and wrong.

          • BDD1951 says:

            I predict that 6 months from now that he will be having a lot of regrets for even running for prez. If he hadn’t run a lot of these things would have never come out. The law suits will be going on no matter what. But, his sexual perversity would have remained hidden.

          • Eleanore Whitaker says:

            Worse, with the lawyers and judges he has in his back pocket, he got away with things you’d be a lifer in prison for.

            The problem for him now is that these same lawyers and judges are treading on thin ice and they know it. They will never fall on their swords for Trump. He stupidly overexposed himself and what he is and now these judges are not going to jeopardize lifetime careers or their retirement pensions to save Trump pork.

          • Mama Bear says:

            you are right, Eleanore, his larger-than-life ego made him think he was invincible and now….we shall see.

        • The lucky one says:

          “I am inclined to believe that Trump did not know he was being recorded.” Probably not but does that matter?

          • Eleanore Whitaker says:

            Which only proves what a phony he is. If he KNEW he was being recorded, he would speak differently about women? I think not. We all heard his PUBLIC comments about women who accuse him of having octopus hands.

          • A wonderful point you bring up and which gets to the essence of who we should be.

          • The lucky one says:

            I remember a saying to the effect that it is how we behave when we believe no one is watching that demonstrates our true character.

        • Miz Julia says:

          The power thing you refer to is part and parcel of rape, sexual assault, etc. Meaning the person who does that sort of thing feels a sense of entitlement.

          On another note, I notice how Trump kept referring to “That” or “it” like women aren’t human. Because he really doesn’t see women as full human beings.

          Melania calling this “boy talk” is grotesque. And even though I loathe Reagan, he said of Gary Hart “Boys will be boy, but boys will never be president”. And her boy will never be president. 😉

          • Right you are about the rape/power connection.

            Rape is a multifaceted mental affliction. On the one hand it is a result of not being taught self-control by one’s parents and/or lack of proper norms being daily exhibited in one’s culture; on another level, it is due to some abnormal fetish where one feels compelled to assault women because they have been conditioned to have endorphins released whenever they molest a woman; and then there are the lowest and most pathetic creatures who use rape as a means of feeling empowered due to an inordinate need to be in control, and exercise their control on the more vulnerable in society, e.g., women.

          • Dominick Vila says:

            …and sometimes children, including 13 year old girls.

          • Right, Dominick. I should revise my previous statement to read that the most vile and satanic expression of this sort of abnormality is when children are sexually assaulted.
            I’ll do that now, for the record.

          • Mama Bear says:

            excellent – well articulated, Miz Julia, thank you.

      • neeceoooo says:

        Talk or bragging of getting to third base is not the same as sexual assault.

    • stcroixcarp says:

      A 60 year old man was egged on by a 23 year old. What a loser.

    • InGen12 says:

      This was a typical Trump response. Does anyone believe that Melania wrote this herself? The fact that she “blamed” Billy Bush for egging him on should tell everyone who wrote this. Drumpf himself. Because that is his modus operandi – throw someone else under the bus when he’s challenged.

      • Very astute observation on your part. In retrospect, the way she presents her excuse does sound staged and mechanical. And Trump, the all-purpose manipulator of people, would be just the person to allow his wife to embarrass herself publicly in front of millions of people.

        Trump never ceases to amaze us as to the depths of shame he’s willing to sink to. Is there no bottom to the hell-hole he’s descending in?

  2. Theodora30 says:

    She sure got the “boy” part right. Donald Trump is psychologically a boy – an impulsive, angry adolescent boy – not a mature man and that is exactly why he would be a disaster for this country as well as the entire world.

  3. FireBaron says:

    Granted, he made these specific comments right after he and Melania tied the knot, after she had been his squeeze while still married to Marla.

    • Whittier5 says:

      And, when she was already 3 months pregnant…

      • Miz Julia says:

        And then the People Magazine reporter said while Melania was VERY pregnant that Donald said “you and I are going to have an affair”. He probably hated Melania getting fat by pregnancy. The guy is so loathsome it’s beyond ridiculous.

        • Eleanore Whitaker says:

          That was why Humpty Trumpty divorced Ivana. He told her she was no longer “sexually attractive now that she was a mother.” Ivana told this to journalist Liz Smith shortly after Trump told Ivana that. That was the last time Ivana or Marla were ever allowed to say a word about Trump without being threatened with loss of their $2 million a month in alimony.

          When, not if Trump goes broke, there goes their alimony and watch the dirt come out about his sexual deviancies then.

    • Eleanore Whitaker says:

      He played around with Marla for 18 months while still married to Ivana. What’s odd is that his daughter, Ivanka has made herself scarce of late.

  4. stcroixcarp says:

    Would Melania tolerate this kind of “boy talk” from her son?

    • Mama Bear says:

      of course she would. It is their “culture” to abuse women.

      • BDD1951 says:

        She’s just hanging on to the money.

        • Eleanore Whitaker says:

          I agree. When, not if, Trump loses this election, she will divorce him within 6 months if not sooner. His name will be worth zip. And she has to get while the getting is good. If she waits to divorce him, his money will be gone. They are already tearing down the Trump name from the businesses who bought it to use for PR.

          • The lucky one says:

            “His name will be worth zip.” Don’t believe it. Watch for the Trump TV network to debut soon after he loses the election. I believe that was his intention from the beginning. Fox and scum like Limbaugh have demonstrated there is a large market of knuckledraggers out there ready to lap up trump’s vomit.

          • BDD1951 says:

            I’m wondering who would back him in that endeavor since he is already $650 million in debt. I saw on the news last night that one of his hillbilly backers said he would kill Hillary if she was elected. What is this country coming to?

          • The lucky one says:

            We’ll see. The one thing Trump is good at is self promotion and as HL Mencken notes “No one in this world, so far as I know — … has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”

          • neeceoooo says:

            she might have to get a job, haha

      • The lucky one says:

        Who do you mean by “their culture”?

        • RobertCHastings says:

          She comes from eastern Europe, and her parents were living behind the Iron Curtain. The culture under the regime of Kruschev, etc. was NOT what one would call friendly toward those who think. For Melania to have survived, it is very likely that she never learned how to think and, as a woman, she has intimate knowledge of the “Natasha” phenomenon, if she herself is not a direct victim of it.

          • A. D. Reed says:

            Melania is 45, born in 1971. Kruschev was ousted in 1964. By the time she was growing up in the 1980s, Gorbachev was leader of the party and the state (he took office in 1985), and the movement toward more openness was in full swing by the time she came of age.

            It’s true that the Soviet Union was not friendly to modern cultural ideas, but it also had far more women in role-model positions (physicians, physicists, etc.) than western countries, including ours, until the 1990s. If Melania was intellectually outstanding, the opportunities were there. But from an early age she traded on her looks rather than intelligence.

          • The lucky one says:

            “an early age she traded on her looks rather than intelligence” I agree but believe it does take some intelligence to survive around a total narcissist such as Trump. Of course regardless of how intelligent she is her looks and compliance with Trumps need for constant ego stroking and public vulgarity is the only thing that will keep her from being dumped eventually.

          • A. D. Reed says:

            You’re certainly right about that, Lucky one. Ivana is far smarter than he is, and apparently Marla was, too, though she didn’t get much of a divorce settlement. (I suspect she complained that he had molested their daughter, who won’t even let her father kiss her hello.) And if he does dump her, he’ll have to do it with A) a lot of cash and B) yet another nondisclosure agreement.

            God, what a classless, vulgar f*ck he is!

        • Mama Bear says:

          Robert (below) has an excellent answer, Lucky. I was actually referring to something more subtle…that the wife (or children for that matter) who live and depend on a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder has a different culture than emotionally healthy people. It is a culture of fear and “go along to get along” and after a while – particularly with the kids, they do not know there is anything wrong.

        • The lucky one says:

          Okay, I like your answer better than Robert’s. I ask because I am 50% Slovenian. My mother didn’t talk about her father much but I know he tried to molest her as a child and my grandmother threw him out despite the difficulties of raising two children as a recent immigrant. It’s too bad Trump never had a woman like grandma in his family.

    • dbtheonly says:

      The kid is what, 12?

  5. FT66 says:

    “Boy talk”! Are you all that silly Melania? Why don’t you call it “kids talk”? Melania, we automatically rectify our behavior as we continue to grow up. Kids talk like kids, boys talk like boys and grown ups (like your husband) must behave and talk like grown ups. They don’t slip a step backwards and change their behavior as if they are young again. Your husband has even passed the stage of being a matured man, he is an old man who some expect to have wisdow that he can use to guide those who are below his age and behave with good manners. He passed all these kinds of lives and time is no longer on his side to look backwards and act.

  6. The lucky one says:

    “boy talk.” Yes and when it’s teenagers we can excuse it as part of the braggadocio of growing up with male friends but when the words are spoken by a 59 year old man it’s an indicator of extreme immaturity and vulgarity.

    Billy Bush egged him on and made him do it? So Melania is saying that her “brilliant, master of the world” husband can be that easily led and manipulated by someone like Billy Bush, too funny.

    • jmprint says:

      Can you imagine if a Russian agent eggs him on about our classified information, security, or war plans that he wouldn’t again act like a little boy and spout freely!

      • neeceoooo says:

        When you put this in prospective with regard to running the country, that is a scary thought.

      • The lucky one says:

        Russian agent? I’m sure Howard Stern would have him spilling all the beans in a no time. But then again a safeguard would be that you can only tell what you know and Trump’s retention of facts is notoriously poor.

  7. Bert W. Fannin says:

    Do we really need or want someone, with the mentality of a teen boy, in the Whitehorse?

    • leatha.arechiga says:

      Make 90 dollars /daily for working over the internet from your home office for couple of hours every day… Get regular payment on a weekly basis… All you need is a computer, net connection, as well as some leisure time…

      • Eleanore Whitaker says:

        Yeah right…Like you are making $90 a day. That’s why you are laying around all day on your lazy butt supplementing your welfare by proselytizing your “wares.” Find another right wing sight Tootsie. I understand right wing men have raging hormones they can’t control.

      • yabbed says:

        Flagged as spam.

  8. Eleanore Whitaker says:

    I guess Trump is a MAN only when his big mouth is bullying his employees and his building contractors, right? Otherwise, he is just a little boy and as we all know, “boys will be boys.”

    I cannot possibly take a word out of Melania Trump’s mouth seriously. This is a woman who made her money the easy way…nude and in Playboy Centerfolds. If your self-respect is so low your body is all you have that is marketable, it speaks volumes of the man she married.

    • Given Melania’s questionable character and the disrespect she shows public for herself and towards other women, her comments should be taken with a grain of salt.

    • InGen12 says:

      I found it interesting that IF she become First Lady, she will concentrate on stopping bullying. Guess she knows it when she sees it since she’s been living with one for 11 years.

  9. Charles Rent says:

    I don’t think that we want a boy in the White House …

    • Eleanore Whitaker says:

      The Republicans tried to stereotype President Obama as “boy.” And we all know how our amazingly intelligent president with his usual grace and class managed to make blathering bigots out of them all.

  10. 1Zoe55 says:

    Well Melania, who checked into your background, especially now that there are allegations of your being in America illegally? How do you explain the radio interview of the Howard Stern show, the one in which both you and Trump are joking and laughing about you being nude on the bed? Trump wasn’t married to you then, but all three of you used filthy language during the interview, and at your expense Melania. But then “boys will be boys” won’t they? If Clinton is an enabler for her husband’s rotten behavior, then so are you.

    • Eleanore Whitaker says:

      I find it amusing that with President Obama the bigots were flushed out of their closets. Now, the gender biased bulls are being flushed out of theirs.

      I guess reformation really is similar to house cleaning. When things get too cluttered and you can’t move about freely, you start cleaning out the closets. rofl.

  11. Another aspect of Melania’s abnormal value systems is her readiness to doubt the women despite Trump’s proven record of being debased, and to add insult to injury, Melania suggests we move on, as though the victims of assault should move on, thereby sending a message to all women across the globe that they should accept sexual assault. Melania then trivializes this beastly chapter in Donald’s pitiful lifespan by saying “boys will be boys”. What kind of gutter this Melania emerge from?

    NO—Men who are juveniles and insecure will be “boys”, whereas real men who respect women, and anyone else, will be “Real Men”, and not chumps and predators like Donald.

  12. yabbed says:

    Poor Melania. So sad. Bigly sad. Perhaps someone should start a Free Melania Fund on GoFundMe.

    • The lucky one says:

      Given the millions she is worth for being Trump’s stepford wife I don’t think she needs donations.

      • yabbed says:

        Her predecessor in Trump’s multiple marriages – Marla, the woman Trump cheated with on his first wife and then cheated on with his current wife – got a reported $2 mil in her divorce. So, I suspect Melania also has a nasty prenup that discourages her from leaving the husband who so profoundly disrespects her in public.

        • InGen12 says:

          His 1st wife re-negotiated her prenup 3 times. She was working in his business and she knew when his net worth went up and each time, she hired her own attorneys to re-negotiate the prenup, Melania does not strike me as a particularly intelligent woman but I also think she’s probably been bullied in this marriage and so does not have the guts to re-negotiate her prenup.

  13. jmprint says:

    “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.” unless of course if it’s Trumpf that they are accusing.

  14. chino49p says:

    Its a good bet that melania had to sign a pre-nup with drump and that that pre-nup included a non-disclosure agreement like most people have to sign that are anywhere near drump. Did anyone expect her to say anything bad about her husband, that would be like cutting her own throat. She knows what a sleaze he is and she is not fooling anybody but the extremely gullible reality show loving types.

    She did expose the man-baby theme by saying it was just “boy” talk, even though he was over 60 yrs. old at the time.

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