Melania Trump brushed off the criticism her husband has received over his controversial policy proposals, such as temporarily banning Muslims from immigrating into the U.S.
“We’re prepared for that. We know people will judge him and call him names. They don’t give him enough credit,” Melania Trump said.
“What he said is it would be temporary, and it is not for all the Muslims. He wants to protect America,” the potential first lady explained. “What’s going on in the world … it’s very dangerous, you have people coming into the country, and we don’t know who they are, and what they will do.”
And despite his war of words and prolonged feud with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, which started when she asked him to explain a series of insults he’s used against women, Melania Trump says her husband treats woman equal to men.
“Women are treated equal. He treats women equal. It’s not woman or man, you are human,” she said.
Melania Trump has been largely absent from the campaign trail, spending most of her time in New York with the couple’s 9-year-old son, Barron. But last week, she addressed her husband’s supporters after his win in South Carolina.
“I like to keep life as normal as possible for my son, Barron,” she told Brzezinski.
She did reveal, however, that while she’s largely quiet on the campaign trail, she communicates with her husband frequently and lets him know what she thinks.
“Do I agree with him all the time? No, and I tell him,” she said. “Sometimes he listens to my opinion, sometimes he doesn’t.”