Melania Trump’s spokesperson just threw Giuliani under the bus


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.

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.
Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.