Melania Trump is continuing to stand by her husband's side both on and off the campaign trail.
In a sit-down interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump's wife weighed in on the aftermath of a 2005 leaked tape showing a lewd conversation between the Republican presidential candidate and former Today show host Billy Bush.
When asked how she felt after seeing the Access Hollywood footage for the very first time, she told Cooper, "I said to my husband that you know the language was unappropriate (sic). It's not acceptable and I was surprised, because that is not the man that I know. And as you can see from the tape, the cameras were not on. It was only a mic and I wonder if they even know that the mic was on? Because they were kind of—boy talk…it's kind of like two teenage boys."
She added that she felt her husband was "lead on" and egged on by Bush "to say dirty and bad stuff."
Melania further explained that she hasn't heard her husband use the language displayed on the leaked tape before.
"That's why I was surprised. Because I said I don't know that person that would talk that way. And that he would say that kind of stuff in private. I've heard many different stuff, boys talk. The boys, the way they talk when they grow up and they want to sometimes show each other ‘oh, this and that' and talking about the girls, but I was surprised, of course."
Shortly after the tape was released in early October, Melania released the following statement:
"The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me. This does not represent the man that I know," she wrote in a statement posted online. "He has the heart and mind of a leader."
She added, "I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world."