Melania Trump, Anderson Cooper Interview: Billy Bush “Egged On” Donald Trump (VIDEO)
anania Trump tells Anderson Cooper in a new interview to air Monday night on CNN that Billy Bush “egged on” her husband, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, to say “dirty and bad stuff.” In her first sit-down since the video was leaked of Trump and Bush engaging in a vulgar conversation aboard an “Access Hollywood” bus in 2005, Melania notes she thought her husband’s “language was inappropriate,” but puts the blame on Bush. See a video excerpt below.
She tells Cooper in an excerpt released hours before the interview’s broadcast, “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.” Melania continues, “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.” She terms the conversation between Trump and Bush, “Boy talk,” and feels her husband was “led on, like egged on from the host to say dirty and bad stuff.”
When Cooper follows up and asks if she truly believes Bush was “egging” Trump on, the model says, “Yes.” And when the CNN presses whether she’s heard the Republican presidential candidate ever speak that way, she claims, “No, that’s why I was surprised, because… I don’t know that person that would talk that way, and that he would say that kind of stuff in private.” Melania admits she’s familiar with “boys talk,” and “the way they talk when they grow up… talking about the girls,” but hearing the lewd comments from Trump “surprised” her.
Watch part of Melania’s CNN interview below about Trump’s vulgar remarks, and how she feels Billy Bush “egged” the presidential candidate on.