Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen spoke out recently to claim that Melania Trump did not think her husband would win the 2016 presidential election.
“Melania played a very limited role during the campaign not believing Donald would actually win,” Cohen said, according to People Magazine. “However, when directly asked for her opinion on a matter by Donald, she offered it readily.”
Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski recently said that Melania shared some of her husband’s more controversial opinions, including that the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was not a war hero.
While campaigning in Iowa in 2015, Donald said, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
Lewandowski said he remembers that day “vividly.”
“We had a whole day planned in Iowa that day. I remember it very vividly,” Lewandowski said. “I waited for Mr. Trump to walk off the stage, and I said, ‘I’d like to speak to you.’ … And I said: ‘Sir, by all accounts, John McCain is a war hero. You need to apologize.’ He said, ‘Yeah, no apologies.'”
“We flew from Iowa back to New Jersey, and this guy Dave picked us up in the car and we drove over to Mr. Trump’s home,” he continued. “As we walked in the door, Mrs. Trump was waiting for us. She said: ‘You’re right. John McCain isn’t a war hero. What he has done for the veterans has been shameful.'”
Melania, however, fired back through her spokesperson to claim that this was not true at all.
“This story is inaccurate. Mrs. Trump respects and values all service men and women who have served and are currently serving our great Nation,” the spokesperson said.
Michael C. Bender claimed in his book “Frankly, We Did Win This Election” that Melania shot down her husband plans to hold an event on election night.
“I’m not comfortable with it,” Melania allegedly said, as she preferred to not have large gatherings at the White House amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.