Melania Trump Says Husband Donald Trump’s Affairs Are “Not A Concern Of Mine”
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump‘s former fixer, who was charged by the special counsel for bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations, testified before Congress last week. During his testimony, Cohen admitted to many misdeeds he performed under Trump’s guidance. Yet, the biggest thing he regrets was lying to First Lady Melania Trump about her husband’s alleged affair with porn star, Stormy Daniels.
Michael Cohen on payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels: "Mr. Trump is a con man. He asked me to pay off an adult film star, with whom he had an affair, and to lie about it to his wife; which I did." https://t.co/TZ0otqbIyj pic.twitter.com/OcN0ZTuTTC
— ABC News (@ABC) February 27, 2019
“Mr. Trump is a conman. He asked me to pay off an adult film star with whom he had an affair, and to lie to his wife about it, which I did. Lying to the First Lady is one of my biggest regrets. She is a kind, good person. I respect her greatly – and she did not deserve that,” Cohen told Congress.
Cohen claims that Trump paid Daniels off to keep quiet about the affair. Trump allegedly paid Daniels $35,000 in 11 installments using campaign money. Cohen himself paid for the first installment, which Trump later reimbursed him for with a written check Cohen shared with Congress.
The first lady has yet to publicly address the allegations that her husband had an affair with Daniels, which started a few months after Melania gave birth to son Barron Trump. Melania told ABC News, that Trump’s affair wasn’t an issue for her.
“It is not a concern and focus of mine,” she said. “I’m a mother and a first lady and I have much more important things to think about and to do. I know people like to speculate and the media like to speculate about our marriage.”
The first lady has recently started an anti-bullying initiative known as “Be Best,” an initiative meant to combat bullying and opioid abuse. When asked about Cohen’s apology, she refused to answer.
First lady Melania Trump is going on a tour for her “Be Best” initiative.
“She is focused on helping children,” her communications director says when asked whether the first lady’s anti-bullying platform contradicts with some of the President’s remarks. https://t.co/0HzUZS3Kok pic.twitter.com/g3qUzKwY5T
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) March 2, 2019