The internet was fascinated when Donald Trump finally allowed his seldom seen or heard from wife Melania to speak during his victory speech following his big win in South Carolina over the weekend. But if anything, it just left more questions than answers. What would Sarah Palin have to say about the candidate she’s endorsing being married to an immigrant who appallingly refuses to “speak American?” And furthermore, how can Melania stomach her husband’s anti-immigration rhetoric in the first place?
We didn’t have to wait long because, this morning, Melania Trump sat down with Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe to tackle some of the issues surrounding her husband’s campaign–from his aforementioned immigration stance to his treatment of women. To the former point, Melania says that she doesn’t feel that her husband has insulted Mexicans, clarifying that he was referring to “illegal immigrants,” and that “he didn’t talk about everybody.”
When Brzezinski points out that Melania herself is an immigrant, asking whether or not she feels that Trump has gone too far, she responds:
I follow the law. I follow the law the way it’s supposed to be. I never thought to stay here without papers. I have visa, I travel every few months back to the country, to Slovenia to stamp the visa. I came back. I apply for the green card. I apply for the citizenship later on after many years of green card. So I went by system. I went by the law. And you should do that. You cannot just say, okay, let me just stay here, whatever happens, happens.
Melania also downplayed her husband remarks on banning Muslims, saying that it’s not all Muslims and that we just need to screen them. On the subject of Donald Trump’s treatment of women, Melania says that they are treated with nothing short of respect within her husband’s organization:
They’re treated equal. He treats women the same as men. He will tell you in his heart what he thinks, he will not hold it back if you’re a woman. You’re a human. You’re a human. It’s a woman or a man, there’s no difference. You’re a human.
Well, that clears that up. We guess the only pressing question left for Melania Trump is whether or not she really doesn’t actually poop.