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'Boy talk': Melania comes to Trump's defense over vulgar talk in leaked video

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Melania Trump, in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper broadcast Monday night, said her husband, Donald Trump, engaged in "boy talk" and was "egged on" by "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush "to say dirty and bad stuff." It was the first interview Melania Trump has done since a video, which has Donald Trump bragging about being able to grope women freely because of his celebrity status, was leaked on Oct. 7 and has since shaken his campaign. Donald Trump now trails Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in most opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 8 election. The Slovenian-born former model said she was surprised to hear her husband use such vulgar language.

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.

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Sounding like her husband, Melania Trump also spoke extensively about a major theme of the Trump campaign this week — that the media is conspiring to “rig” the election in favor of Clinton. The timing of the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape the Friday before the second debate, like the release of three pages of his tax returns the weekend before the first debate, were evidence of that, she said.

Everything was organized and put together to hurt him, to hurt his candidacy.

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Melania Trump(born Melanija Knavs; April 26, 1970; Germanized to Melania Knauss) is a former model and the wife of American businessman and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. Born in Yugoslavia in the Socialist Republic of Slovenia(today the independent country of Slovenia), she became a permanent resident of the United States in 2001 and a citizen in 2006.

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