Melania Trump Says Husband Not Racist, Dismisses KKK Controversy

Donald Trump’s wife may not agree with everything he says, but she doesn't press him to change his policies or tactics on the campaign trail.

Melania Trump

Apparently, the presidential candidate who plans to build a wall to keep Mexicans out of the United States and has proposed a ban to keep Muslims from entering the country, is not racist or anti-immigrant — he just “speaks from the heart,” according to his wife.

Melania Trump recently sat down with CNN’s Anderson Cooper for her second solo interview and attempted to defend her husband Donald Trump on the eve of make-or-break Super Tuesday primaries.

“I don’t try to change him. He’s an adult. He knows the consequences,” she said on Monday. “I give him my opinions many, many times, I don’t agree with everything that he says but that is normal. I’m my own person. I tell him what I think.”

Along with insisting her husband is “not racist, he’s not anti-immigrant,” the Slovenian model also asserted that he has disavowed David Duke “many times,” including two days prior.

“I don’t know why the media needs to ask him so many times, because he disavowed,” she continued, not mentioning why the real estate mogul was reluctant to distance himself from the KKK leader’s endorsement in the first place.

Trump also revealed that she sometime doesn't approve of the Republican presidential frontrunner’s language. She recalled the outrageous incident in New Hampshire where the billionaire repeated a vulgar word aimed at his rival Texas Sen. Ted Cruz during a campaign event.

“I’m thinking in my head, don’t repeat it. Just don’t repeat it,” she recalled.

However, in the end, it all came to a simple fact: Donald Trump can’t be held accountable for his inflammatory rhetoric because he is an honest person. Or at least a person who says things that nobody, much less a White House hopeful, would normally dare to say in public or live TV.

“He is who he is. He speaks from the heart,” she explained. “He doesn’t lie. He doesn’t hide anything, and people — they are connecting with that, and they know what he will do for the country. He will not listen to ... donors, lobbyists. Nobody can buy him.”

Watch the complete interview in the video below:

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