Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has unleashed a number of insults at women, commenting harshly on fellow candidate Carly Fiorina's face, calling Rosie O'Donnell a "fat pig," and tweeting that Arianna Huffington is "unattractive inside and out." On Friday, the public got to hear from Trump's wife Melania about what she thinks of these remarks.
During an interview with Barbara Walters, which aired on ABC's 20/20, Walters asked Melania what she thinks about her husband's disparaging comments towards women. "It doesn't bother me," she said. "He treats everybody the same."
It was a rare glimpse at the woman who — if Trump is elected president — would become First Lady of the United States. The 45-year-old Melania has done few interviews since her husband has declared his candidacy for president. According to Walters, Melania, who was born in Slovenia, was a bookworm as a child and studied architecture before becoming a model. She met Trump at a party in 1998. They've been married for 10 years and have a nine-year-old son together.
"If I'm lucky enough to win, the public will be so lucky to have Melania as the first lady," Trump told Walters.
Melania addressed why she hasn't been present on the campaign trail with Trump. "We have a nine-year-old son together, Barron, and I'm raising him, and he needs a parent at home," she said.
Walters asked Melania whether she has offered Trump any advice during his run for president. "We discuss," she said. "I tell him my opinions." But Melania declined to offer any specifics. "I will keep it private," she said when Walters pressed her. Trump then jumped in, saying Melania has told him to "tone it down a little bit" during debates.
Walters also asked the couple whether their marriage is one of equals. "I think she's far greater than 50%," Trump said of his wife.
Walters admitted to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America this week that she was surprised by Melania, according to People magazine. "Maybe because she's so beautiful, we don't expect her to be as smart as she is," Walters said. "If a man said this I'd kill him," she added.
The hour-long program also included a segment with Trump's four grown children: Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka from his first wife, Ivana, and his college-aged daughter Tiffany, from his second wife Marla Maples. They had nothing but good things to say about their dad, even when Walters asked whether they'd change anything about him. Ivanka answered this question by saying she wished he'd eat healthier.
And in a one-on-one portion with Trump, Walters broached the topic of Trump's infamous hair.
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