Melania's response to Trump's 'grab them by the p***y' comment

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Melania Trump reportedly brushed off Donald Trump’s ‘grab them by the pussy’ comment, saying ‘he is who he is’, according to her former friend.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who wrote the book called Melania and Me last year, was extremely close with the former First Lady for 15 years.

Melania and Donald Trump
Melania Trump said ‘he is who he is’ after Donald Trump's 'grab them by the p**y' comment. Photo: Getty Images

"If it weren’t for this, there would be no question, he would win,’" Melania is reported to have told Stephanie at the time, according to a report in The Times.

Stephanie claims when she asked Melania if she was angry at Donald’s ‘grab them by the pussy’ comment, the former model reportedly replied: “Nope! He is who he is."

"I told him that if he ran for president, he had to be ready for everything to be opened up and exposed. His whole life," Stephanie claims she said.

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US First Lady Melania Trump addresses the Republican Convention during its second day from the Rose Garden of the White House August 25, 2020, in Washington, DC
At the time, Melania released a statement saying his comments were 'unacceptable and offensive'. Photo: Getty Images

The world was left in shock after a tape was released in 2016, where Donald Trump was recorded making vulgar comments about women in 2005.

"You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them," Trump could be heard saying.

"It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait.

"And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything.

“Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”

At the time, Melania released a statement saying: "The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me.

"This does not represent the man that I know. He has the heart and mind of a leader. I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world."

Melania and Donald Trump
Melania and Donald Trump have been married for 16 years. Photo: Getty Images

It comes after a brand and reputation management expert suggested Melania should “move fast and divorce” Donald after 16 years of marriage.

Expert Eric Schiffer says now would be the time to do so, as any further charges against Trump trigger a “clear and present danger to their union”.

Speaking to The Mirror he said her advisers are likely urging her to “move fast” for a divorce, which could reportedly cost Trump an estimated $150 million.

“An indictment for Melania will be neither cool nor fashionable to her acquired tastes,” he told the publication,” he said, adding it could be “the final act” in her ‘role’ as his wife.

“Melania's advisers' calculus will be to move fast because Donald's divorce will cost Trump over 150 million that, in the end, if she doesn't move quickly, he won't have the cold cash to pay out.”

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