Melania Trump appeared on CNN tonight in what had to be one of the most difficult positions a candidate’s wife could face when she was forced to defend her alleged unregistered sex offender of a husband, Donald Trump, after he admitted to sexually assaulting women in a 2005 Access Hollywood conversation with Billy Bush.
The former model did what she could to salvage what’s left of her husband’s reputation, although it is truly too little, too late. While Melania Trump delivered her lines well, the excuses and deflection of blame aren’t exactly the contrite apology the public needs from alleged unregistered Donald Trump and his surrogates.
Like the GOP nominee’s scripted second attempt at a non-apology, Melania Trump’s interview started out well and she said all the right things.
‘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.’
Quickly, though, the signature Trump deflection of blame began and the interview started to unravel.
‘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. [It was just] boy talk, and he was led on — like, egged on — from the host to say dirty and bad stuff.’
The blame, of course, doesn’t lay with alleged unregistered sex offender Donald Trump. According to his wife, he would never have spoken that way if it weren’t for that nasty Billy Bush. It was peer pressure and “boy talk” that led Melania’s husband astray, no matter what the nine women who’ve come forward as victims of the GOP nominee’s unwanted sexual advances and assaults say.
Twitter responded in disbelief and refused to allow alleged unregistered sex offender Donald Trump to fail to hold himself accountable for these actions or all of the rest that he’s brushed off throughout his campaign.
— D.W.A. (@HillaryzMyHmgrl) October 17, 2016
Every time Donald stiffed a small business #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt
— Matt Osborne (@OsborneInk) October 17, 2016
I totally didn’t want to call for the execution of five innocent black men in a full page ad.#BillyBushMadeMeDoIt
— Halloween Name (@eternalkerri) October 17, 2016
— George Kylo Costanza (@NHKeith) October 17, 2016
#BillyBushMadeMeDoIt that time I invited Marla Maples to same ski resort I had my wife and kids at. All Billy’s fault.
— Democrat4HRC (@NYer4HRC) October 17, 2016
I filed for bankruptcy 6 times. #BillyBushMadeMeDoIt
— PeacefulRevolution (@ActDontReact) October 17, 2016
— UNT (@kidlamy) October 17, 2016
It doesn’t seem as if social media is buying the Billy Bush excuse. Nice try, alleged unregistered sex offender Donald Trump.
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