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Melania Trump to tell all: First Lady sits down for solo TV interview and talks about her husband's infidelity, the state of their marriage and reveals why she wore THAT jacket
Melania Trump's spokeswoman has slammed a 'disgusting' new music video featuring her look-alike stripping in the White House.
The video shows Atlanta rapper T.I. sitting in the presidential chair and lighting a cigar in the Oval Office while a woman resembling the the First Lady struts in and performs a racy striptease.
The one-minute promotional video, uploaded to the rapper's Twitter, shows the Melania look-alike wearing black stilettos and her notorious khaki jacket emblazoned with 'I really don't care, do u?' - which she wore when visiting migrant children in Texas in June.
T.I. posted the video on his Twitter account with the remark 'Dear 45, I ain't Kanye.'
That is a reference to Kanye's visit to the Oval Office last week which angered many left-leaning celebrities. The clip is a teaser for a full length music video that will be released in the future.
The First Lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham called on the public to boycott the Atlanta rapper's video in a tweet which the First Lady retweeted on Saturday.
Ms Grishap tweeted: 'How is this acceptable? #disgusting #boycott' on Saturday.
People have taken to social media out against T.I.'s new video.
'Just lost a fan T.I. How about I shoot a video like that with Tiny? I've overlooked a lot of your behaviour but this is just too disrespectful to be ignored. You are despicable,' one man said on Twitter.
Another woman said: 'No words can describe... Seriously I can't believe my eyes right now.'
She added: 'We are not just talking about a lady, she is the FIRST LADY of the US... the equivalent of the Queen of Spain or the UK.'
T.I.'s video which features a Melania Trump look-alike disrobing and suggestively dancing was uploaded on his Twitter as a teaser for his new album 'Dime Trap' last week
T.I.'s video was uploaded on his Twitter as a teaser for his new album 'Dime Trap' on Friday.
And just hours later, Melania Trump claimed she was a victim of bullying on-air.
In an exclusive interview with the ABC last Friday she said, 'I could say I’m the most bullied person in the world.'
Melania Trump opened up on the many attacks she has endured since her husband took office.
The First Lady also revealed that the bullying actually motivated her to create her own White House anti-bullying and self-care initiative named Be Best.
When asked by the ABC reporter on whether she supports the #MeToo movement Melania Trump said she supports both male and female victims.
'I support the women and they need to be heard. We need to support them. And also men, not just women,' she said.
The rapper's video features the Melania look-alike wearing a khaki jacket that reads 'I really don't care, do u?' that she wore when visiting migrant children in Texas in June (pictured)
First Lady wore a jacket that read 'I really don't care, do u?' when she left to visit a child detention center
ABC News has managed to land an interview with First Lady Melania Trump
Being Melania – The First Lady will air this Friday at 10pm on ABC, and no question was off the table.
'You did agree to this interview, to your credit, with no preconditions,' states Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas.
'Knowing that there could be some tough questions asked.'
Big get: ABC News' Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas sat down with Melania Trump (above) during her recent trip to Africa
Spilling the beans: Trump is speaking out about a variety of subjects in an interview with ABC News set to air on Friday
Faux pas: She is asked why she wore the 'I Really Don't Care Do You?' jacket (above in June) to visit immigrant children who had been separated at the border
From there, the First Lady is asked about the state of her marriage, her husband's infidelity and her views on the #MeToo movement.
'Can women in the #MeToo movement call you a supporter,' asks Llamas in a preview obtained by DailyMail.com.
'You're not the first first lady to have to deal with your husband's infidelities, has this put a strain on your marriage,' he later asks the First Lady.
The preview ends with him asking about 'the jacket,' which the First Lady wore soon after her husband's justice department enacted an order which allowed parents and their children to be separated at the border.
On a visit to one of the facilities housing those children, The First Lady wore a Zara jackets which read: 'I Really Don't Care Do You?'
People, it turned out, did in fact care.
And lastly, Llamas asks the third Mrs. Trump what the biggest misconception is about her.
The First Lady sat down with Llamas while the two were in Africa on her first solo foreign trip.
It has been over a year since Melania gave an interview with a major network, and almost all of her appearances on television have been by her husband's side.
Last June, the First Lady spoke with 'Fox & Friends' host Ainsley Earhardt in a segment that was filmed days before during the annual Congressional picnic, revealing that she could not be happier just two weeks after moving into the White House with son Barron.
'We are enjoying it very much,' Melania said of her time thus far at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
When asked how her then 11-year-old son was handling the move, Melania said: 'He loves it, yes all settled. He loves it here.'
'I'm so busy and we're doing so many great stuff. So it's really special place and I love it here,' said Melania, who was born in Slovenia.
She became a permanent resident of the United States back in 2001, and five years later she was able to obtain her citizenship after marrying President Trump.
Melania, who is only the second first lady to have been born outside the country, also spoke a bit about putting together her first Congressional picnic.
'Tonight, it's a great picnic, Congressional, picnic with all of us getting together,' said Melania.
'It's New York City team. And we have carousel and great stuff outside.'
That interview with 'Fox & Friends' was far briefer and toned down than her chat with ABC, and was filmed in the largely nondescript Map Room of the White House.
It was also more Melania making a cameo in the interview, with a majority of the time being taken up by President Trump as he talked about healthcare, James Comey and what he believes are his biggest accomplishments since taking office.
The First Lady, who was asked just four questions during the 20 minute interview, smiled and nodded along approvingly as her husband spoke.
But there will be no Donald on Friday, just Melania.
You have never seen a potential first lady like this! NY POST SHOWS MELANIA TRUMP ON COVER AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HER
A chorus of celebrities have expressed outrage over First Lady Melania Trump's slogan jacket saying 'I really don't care, do u?', which she wore before and after a trip to a child detention center in the middle of the immigration crisis.
The First Lady wore the $39 green, hooded military jacket from Zara when she left for Texas and then returned to Washington on Thursday.
Chelsea Handler was among the big names to slam Melania for the item of clothing, tweeting: 'The hypocrisy of @FLOTUS going down to the border to speak broken English to our refugees in that dumb jacket is a little hard to swallow.'
Producer Judd Apatow said: 'These people are beyond fiction. Nobody could dream them up in their worst nightmares.'
Comedian Kathy Griffin launched an expletive-laden rant, saying: 'The jacket Melanie wore on the way to meeting the kids held in internment camps has 'I don't really care, do you?' written on the back. F**k these people and f**k anyone who says we should be polite to them or maintain decorum.'
Veep actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus simply tweeted: 'It's endless with these morons.'
The First Lady wore the $39 green, hooded military jacket from Zara that read 'I really don't care, do u?' when she left for Texas and then returned to Washington on Thursday
Controversy: Melania Trump wore a $39 jacket with the phrase, 'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' scrawled across the back when boarding a plane to visit immigrant children in Texas
President Trump tweeted in response to the outcry on Thursday evening, stating that the message on his wife's jacket 'refers to the Fake News Media'
President Donald Trump and his eldest son both tried to shrug off the controversy.
The president took to Twitter soon after claiming his wife was referring to 'the Fake News Media' when she opted to wear the jacket to visit children separated from their families at the border.
Donald Trump Jr shared an edited version of his step-mother's jacket to his Instagram story. It featured a photo of a crying Robert DeNiro plastered on the back of the jacket with the caption: 'Fixed it!'
It contradicted Melania's spokeswoman's earlier statement that it was 'just a jacket' and that there 'was no hidden message'.
Trump tweeted: ''I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO YOU?' written on the back of Melania's jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares.'
As the outrage continued, Donald Trump Jr shared an edited version of his step-mother's jacket to his Instagram story. It featured a photo of a crying Robert DeNiro plastered on the back of the jacket with the caption: 'Fixed it!'
Melania herself failed to mention the controversy when she took to Twitter Thursday night to share photos of her visit to the detention center.
'Today's visit to #Texas to spend time with children & thank the many hardworking individuals helping to care for them was very meaningful. Thank you to @SecAzar @HHSGOV for traveling w me today & the care you are giving these children in such a difficult time,' she tweeted.
The First lady's surprise visit to a children's shelter - where a handful of the 55 children it houses had been taken from their parents - was intended to underline her compassion for children, and came after she lobbied Trump to end separations.
Instead it was overshadowed by the former model's choice of jacket.
Melania was first spotted wearing the jacket as she left Washington but she changed into a cream button-up safari-style jacket before the plane landed in McAllen, Texas, for a visit to the Upbring New Hope Children's Center.
But even after questions arose about her attire, Mrs Trump was back in the green jacket when she returned to Washington in 80-degree weather. She wore it as she walked to the Oval Office to see her husband.
After DailyMail.com identified the jacket Melania wore, Twitter users quickly slammed her for her 'tone deaf' fashion choice. Others suggested she was the only 'honest' Trump because she was wearing such a clear sentiment so publicly.
Change: Melania, 48, had removed the jacket by the time she landed in Texas, and was seen disembarking her plane in a cream military-style number instead
Melania failed to mention the controversy when she took to Twitter Thursday night and her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, had earlier insisted that the first lady does indeed care, despite the jacket's message
When asked what message the first lady's jacket intended to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: 'It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.'
Grisham underscored that message in a tweet with the hashtags #SheCares and #ItsJustAJacket.
It's not the first time the first lady's fashion choices have caused a stir.
Last August, a pair of Melania's signature spike heels earned her a round of bafflement as she boarded Air Force One bound for Texas to tour devastation after Hurricane Harvey.
She had changed into white sneakers by the time she and the president landed.
At the second 2016 presidential debate, Mrs Trump showed up in a fuchsia silk blouse with a large bow at the neck, long known as a 'p**** bow blouse'. That was just days after reports surfaced that her husband had made lewd remarks years earlier about grabbing women by the genitals.
It comes as Hollywood and beyond continued to express their outrage over Melania's callous jacket
On the other side of the political aisle, former First Lady Michelle Obama routinely caught grief from some critics for going sleeveless. Her husband, President Barack Obama, was the talk of a 24-hour news cycle when he donned a tan suit in 2014 for a media briefing.
The First Lady said in a written statement after she returned to the White House that the visit had 'impacted me greatly.' She called on Congress to work together on immigration legislation that would benefit the children.
'Spending time with them reinforces the fact that these kids are in this situation as a direct result of adult actions,' she said.
Hundreds of New Yorkers assembled at a newly discovered detention facility, named Cayuga Children's Center, in Harlem for a silent vigil to demand that the children of illegal migrants be reunited with their parents
Protesters (left) carry posters comparing US Immigration and Customs Enforcement with the Gestapo, Nazi Germany's secret police force which helped the state carry out its plan of exterminating the Jewish people of Europe. Others (right) call for its abolition
Protesters at a separate event in El Paso, Texas, outside a detention facility where the the children of illegal migrants are being held after their arrest for crossing the US border without permission
More protesters march through El Paso, which is on the border with Mexico, while holding signs saying 'Keep families together'
Dolls wrapped in foil are tied to a fence outside the US embassy in Mexico City as demonstrators protested American immigration policy
US Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks at a protest against the Trump administration's immigration policy outside the White House yesterday
'It is my hope that Members of Congress will finally reach across the aisle and work together to solve this problem with common sense immigration reform that secures our borders and keeps families together.'
Melania's stop in McAllen came one day after Trump ordered a halt, at least for now, to the separation of immigrant families who are detained at the border.
Her visit to the one-story, red brick building was quickly arranged after Mrs Trump decided earlier this week that she wanted to go, her spokeswoman said, adding that she wanted to lend support to children who have been separated from their parents.
'I'm here to learn about your facility,' she said as she met with staff and federal health and border patrol officials.
She asked how she could help 'these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible' and how often they communicate with their families. She learned the children are allowed a 10-minute phone call twice a week.
Students welcomed her with a large paper American flag taped to a wall that they'd signed. The words, 'Welcome! First Lady' were written in black marker across the red and white bars.
Students welcomed her with a large paper American flag taped to a wall that they'd signed. The words, 'Welcome! First Lady' were written in black marker across the red and white bars
Officials from the Upbring New Hope Children's Center spoke to the first lady before she toured the facility to meet children on Thursday
Melania was given a tour of the facility by officials before meeting with the detained children
Protesters outside the White House late Thursday had already seized on Melania's jacket to protest the Trump administration's immigration policy
Newspaper released NUDE photos of Donald Trump's wife
With Donald Trump leading in the presidential polls, America’s gearing up for its hottest First Lady ever.
And if The Donald were to become The Commander-in-Chief, his lovely third wife Melania Trump is bound to leave perennial baddies Vladimir Putin and the Ayatollahs wanting to reach out and touch America!
Move over classy Jackie Kennedy, matronly Barbara Bush, and Get Movin’ arms-like-guns Michelle Obama: Make room for former bikini model Melania Trump!
The 45-year-old was born Melania Knavs (later changed to Knauss) in Slovenia, which was then part of war-torn Yugoslavia.
How ’bout it, Nancy Reagan?
And, Melania could become the only first lady with a line of watches on QVC.
And the only first lady with a bunch of very rich step children slightly younger than her.
And the only first lady photographed in a metal and fur bikini!
Across the pond, European politicos have had super hot wives or girlfriends or mistresses for years.
Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy is married to model/singer/actress Carla Bruni.
Current French Prez Francois Hollande cheated on one girlfriend with another GF, who happens to be a hot actress.
And former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had legions of model mistresses whom he shared with good friends.
Jeb Bush and his 5-foot-tall Columba?
Nah. It’s time for the U.S. to take a page from the European hot first lady playbook!
The New York Post says this is Melania Trump like we've never seen her before. They're right.
The Post ran a cover on Sunday with the headline "The Ogle Office." It also featured several nude photos reportedly taken of Melania Trump during a 1995 photo shoot.
The cover has certainly gotten a lot of attention since the paper tweeted it out Saturday night, but it also brings into question how the media should cover family members of presidential candidates.
Melania Trump has largely stayed out of the campaign limelight until her speech at the Republican National Convention in mid-July.
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"I like to keep life as normal as possible for my son, Barron," she told MSNBC in February.
But she's not alone. This latest incident is far from the first time a political candidate's spouse or family member has been dragged into a political scandal — even during this year.
Her husband's primary opponent, Ted Cruz, saw his wife, Heidi Cruz, dragged into the press — by Donald Trump himself. He retweeted a meme of Heidi Cruz and Melania Trump, saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words." It showed a glamorous photo of his wife and a less flattering one of Cruz's.
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Children of politicians have also been dragged into the press. During the 2000 presidential campaign in South Carolina, rumors swirled that John McCain had an affair and had an African-American child out of wedlock. In reality, one of his daughters was adopted from Bangladesh.
In 1992, Chelsea Clinton was the target of a "Saturday Night Live" Wayne's World sketch, comparing the then-12-year-old's looks to those of Al Gore's daughters. Then, Rush Limbaugh compared Clinton's appearance to that of a dog.
And the Bush twins also had their fair share of bad press when they were in college.
But maybe Melania Trump isn't sweating it.
"Only I have my story. I know the truth. I have a thick skin," she said in an interview with Fox News in March.
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