Melania Trump says she warned her husband that Billy Bush and Howard Stern would “hook him” into using “inappropriate and dirty” language in interviews. “He’s not the man that we saw — we heard him on the tape,” Melania Trump told Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt about husband and GOP nominee Donald Trump in an interview that aired this morning on Fox & Friends.
“He’s not the man that we saw — we heard him on the tapes,” Melania Trump this morning told Earhardt, about the controversial 2005 Access Hollywood tape published 11 days ago by the Washington Post.
“He was pushed on and many times, I give him an advice and I didn’t agree to do all the tapes on Howard Stern, with Billy Bush. Because I know those people. They hook him on, they — they try to get from him some — some inappropriate and dirty language,” she said.
Last night, in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Trump’s wife blamed Bush for Donald Trump’s comments in the tape, saying Bush had egged on her husband to boast he could grope women with impunity because he was so famous.
Melania, like her husband, says the tape was released as part of a left-wing media conspiracy with the Hillary Clinton campaign to thwart Trump’s campaign. The real estate developer/NBC reality-TV star-turned presidential candidate fell in the polls after the tape’s release, and Bush yesterday was let go by NBC News for his role in the conversation caught on a hot mic.