MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski sat down with Donald Trump’s wife Melania to talk about her life and her husband’s presidential campaign.
The interview with the Morning Joe host shows the extent to which Mrs. Trump agrees with her husband’s views on immigration.
“They don’t give him enough credit,” Mrs. Trump told Brzezinski.
“I don’t feel he insulted the Mexicans. He said ‘illegal immigrants’ he didn’t talk about everybody,” she said.
Mrs. Trump, who was herself born in Slovenia in 1970, immigrated to the United States in 1996.
She says the difference is that she played by the rules.
“I follow the law, I follow a law the way supposed to be … I never thought to stay here without papers, I had visa,” she said. Mrs. Trump eventually applied for citizenship after having had a green card for years.
So far Mrs. Trump has not played any significant role in Mr. Trump’s campaign. “I like to keep life as normal as possible for my son,” she said.
But behind the scenes she says is giving her husband plenty of advice as he travels across the country.
“I follow the news from A to Z, and I know what’s going on,” she said.
“I’m on the phone with my husband a few times a day, he calls me, I call him, I tell him what’s going on, he’s on the road, I give him my opinions.”
But there is one thing that Mrs. Trump does not agree on with her husband, which is his use of strong language.
When asked by Brzezinski about Trumps use of language and his cursing, she said: “Well do I agree with him all the time? No, I don’t, and I tell him that.”
“I tell him my opinions, I tell him what I think,” she said.
“Sometimes he listens, sometimes he don’t.”