President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday made a bold statement regarding first lady Melania Trump and her husband’s alleged affair. The next day, her spokesperson flatly denied Giuliani’s claim.
“She believes her husband,” Giuliani said Wednesday at a conference in Tel Aviv, referring to Trump’s repeated denials that he had ever had a sexual relationship with porn star Stormy Daniels. “And she knows it’s untrue.”
The first lady’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, offered a damning response on Thursday.
“I don’t believe Mrs. Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani,” Grisham said.
Yikes. I asked @FLOTUS spokeswoman @StephGrisham45 about Giuliani saying that she believes her husband re Stormy Daniels. Response: “I don't believe Mrs. Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani.”
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 7, 2018
In a statement to CNN, Giuliani defended his statement.
“I don’t regret saying it because I believe it … Yes I believe that [the first lady] knows him well enough to know this one is—what’s the word, fakakta?” he said, using a Yiddish word meaning a “fouled” situation.
But he also admitted he hasn’t “interviewed” the first lady on the subject.
“I took it as she didn’t want to get involved and get called as a witness or anything like that,” Giuliani said.
At the same conference Wednesday, Giuliani said that he doesn’t “respect” or find Daniels credible because she’s a porn star.
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