A few days ago, at a business conference in Israel. Trump’s TV “lawyer” Rudy Giuliani told reporters that Melania Trump does not believe her husband had an affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Giulini made a series of sexist remarks attempting to discredit Daniels‘ character because of her profession. While doing so, the former mayor of New York City asserted that Mrs. Trump “believes her husband, and she doesn’t think it’s true”—a reference to Daniels’ ongoing lawsuit alleging she had an affair with the president.
This morning, a spokesperson for the first lady on Thursday all but extinguished the credibility of Giuliani’s claims. “I don’t believe Mrs. Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani,” Stephanie Grisham, director of communications for the first lady, told the Times‘ Maggie Haberman.
Melania did not have to respond at all. The fact that she denied Rudy says much.
Trump is on his way to the G7 Summit in Canada and then to Singapore to try to negotiate with Kim Jung Il. Melania is not accompanying him. She has been only once in public in the past 27 days since her four hour operation for minor kidney surgery.
“She wanted to go,” the president told reporters this morning before boarding Marine One en route to Quebec for the G7. “Can’t fly for one month.”
When asked why the first lady should avoid air travel, the president replied that “the doctors say.”
“She had a big operation, that was close to a four-hour operation,” he continued, before adding that “she’s doing great.”
He then noted for the second time in thirty seconds that his wife is “right there,” while emphatically pointing a finger up toward the second floor of the White House.
Nobody saw her.