Courtesy of CNN:
Melania Trump defended Donald Trump in her first interview since the Republican nominee faced allegations of sexual misconduct, calling those accusations "lies" and saying Trump was "egged on" into "boy talk" during a 2005 tape in which he made lewd comments about women.
"I believe my husband.
I believe my husband," she said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday.
"This was all organized from the opposition. And with the details ... did they ever check the background of these women? They don't have any facts."
She also said she hadn't 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.
"I heard many different stuff -- boys talk," she said. "The boys, the way they talk when they grow up and they want to sometimes show each other, 'Oh, this and that' and talking about the girls. But yes, I was surprised, of course."
So if Donald Trump can be "egg on" into saying terrible things like this about women, what could Vladimir Putin egg him on to do?
At one point Melania also suggested that Trump did not realize that the mic was on, as if that was not kind of the point of the entire leaked tape.
Of course he did not know it was on, he thought he was talking privately, which indicates that this is how he talks when he thinks nobody will ever know about it.
Oh, and by the way, this was not "boys talk."
This is how rapists talk. Not boys.
Perhaps Melania simply never had the opportunity to learn the difference.