It's been more than a week now since a leaked hot mic tape caused endless amounts of controversy in Donald Trump's campaign, and after several women have come forward with accounts of times they claim the Republican Presidential Candidate sexually assaulted them, his wife, Melania, has spoken out against all of the claims.
In a sit-down interview with CNN, Trump denies all of the allegations by the various women, and even goes to blame Billy Bush for the comments her husband said on an Access Hollywood bus back in 2005, where he bragged about being able to "grab women by the p***y" and get away with because he was famous.
"I said to my husband that, you know, the language was inappropriate. It's not acceptable. And I was surprised, because that is not the man that I know," she said. "And as you can see from the tape, the cameras were not on-it was only a mic. And I wonder if they even knew that the mic was on. [They were engaged in] boy talk, and he was led on-like, egged on-from the host to say dirty and bad stuff."
She also backed up his claims that the tape simply was just "locker room talk" because it is the way she feels boys talk while growing up, and he was simply trying to engage in that kind of banter.
"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."
She also blasted the claims of the women who have come forward with their stories of times they say Trump assaulted them, focusing specifically on the story shared by People writer Natasha Stoynoff, who she is threatening to potentially sue because she claims Stoynoff wrote of a chance enoucnter sometime after her claims, which Trump says never happened.
"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 said. "...Even the story that came out in People Magazine, the writer she said my husband took her to the room and start kissing her. She wrote in the same story about me-that she saw me on 5th Avenue, and I said to her, 'Natasha, how come we don't see you anymore?' I was never friends with her, I would not recognize her."
Trump says that the accounts "was another thing like people come out saying lies and not true stuff."
She has also defended her husband's criticism on the trial of his accusers' looks, which implies that he feels the women who claimed he did this to them are not attractive enough for him to sexually assault.
"He's raw. He will say it as he feels it. So you know, I know he respects women. But he's defending himself because they're lies," she said.