By Lucia Binding, news reporter
Melania Trump has said she has “much more important things to think about” than allegations that her husband has cheated on her.
The US First Lady claimed people are simply spreading rumours about her marriage during an interview with ABC News while touring Africa.
“I know people like to speculate and media like to speculate about our marriage and circulate the gossip,” she said.
“But I understand the gossip sells newspapers, magazines… and, unfortunately, we live in this kind of world today.”
Mrs Trump insisted that talk about her husband’s alleged infidelities do not concern her, despite him being accused of many affairs.
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Asked if she loves her husband, Mrs Trump said: “Yes, we are fine. Yes”.
The 48-year-old dismissed the suggestion that repeated rumours of her husband’s affairs had put a strain on their 13-year marriage.
“It is not concern and focus of mine,” she added.
“I’m a mother and a First Lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do.”
When asked if the rumours had hurt her, she paused.
She then reiterated that the “media world is speculating”.
“Yeah, it’s not always pleasant, of course,” she said. “But I know what is right and what is wrong and what is true and not true.”
Other sections of the interview featured Ms Trump saying she could be “the most bullied person” in the world.
She also said women who make accusations of sexual assault need to “show the evidence”.
At least 19 women have made sexual misconduct allegations against Mr Trump.
In 2016, he publicly vowed to sue all of the women who accused him of sexual assault or harassment, as well as the New York Times for publishing allegations, but as yet has not followed through.
On the 2005 Access Hollywood tape that emerged during his 2016 presidential campaign, Mr Trump said when he is attracted to beautiful women “I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet.”
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He added that when you’re a star, women let you.
“Grab them by the p****,” Mr Trump added. “You can do anything.”