Melania Trump defended her husband’s remarks in an interview with CNN yesterday. She suggested that it was just “boy talk” and blamed Billy Bush for egging him on. The tape doesn’t remotely demonstrate Billy Bush egging Trump on but it is the standard spin that’s been coming from the Trump camp: Just locker room talk. Just words. No action.
Given that at least 11 women have now come forward alleging the very behavior that Donald Trump was describing, it seems that he was indeed accurately depicting his own behavior — when his wife wasn’t looking.
One should not be surprised that she defended her husband, most political wives do. It seems to come with the territory.