Melania Trump, wife of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, has defended her husband over allegations of sexual misconduct and the leaked videos.
In an interview given to CNN's Anderson Cooper on 17 October, Melania asserted that her husband was being framed. "This was all organised from the opposition. And with the details ... did they ever check the background of these women? They don't have any facts," she said.
When asked about the language used by Trump in the leaked video and whether she has heard him talking like that earlier, she said: "No. No, that's why I was surprised, because I said like I don't know that person that would talk that way, and that he would say that kind of stuff in private."
"I heard many things - boys talk," she said adding that, "The boys, the way they talk when they grow up and they want to sometimes show each other, 'Oh, this and that' and talking about the girls. But yes, I was surprised, of course."
The videos in possession with The Washington Post showed Trump boasting about sexual assault and groping women.
Melania alleged that Trump had been egged on by the anchor Billy Bush. "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," she said.
"And 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 said adding that her husband was engaged in "boy talk," and then he was egged on by the host.