By Chris York
Melania Trump has finally spoken about her husband’s alleged infidelity, dismissing it as “not a concern”.
In a wide-ranging interview with ABC News, the First Lady gave a lukewarm response to a number of questions about their relationship.
President Trump has been accused of a string of affairs, most notably with adult film star Stormy Daniels who was paid $130,000 (£99,000) as part of a hush agreement signed days before the 2016 election.
She has since launched a lawsuit in a bid to dissolve the contract.
When asked if the allegations has “put a strain on her marriage”, she said: “It is not a concern and focus of mine.
“I’m a mother and a First Lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do.”
When asked if she loved her husband, she said: “Yes, we are fine.
“It’s what media speculate (sic), and it’s gossip. It’s not always correct stuff.”
EXCLUSIVE: First lady Melania Trump brushes aside allegations of her husband’s infidelity.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 12, 2018
Melania flew to Cairo from Nairobi earlier on Saturday on the last stage of her visit to Africa. President Trump has been quoted as saying immigrants from Africa came from “shit-hole countries,” though he has denied making the remark.
“Nobody discussed that with me (during the trip), and I never heard him saying those comments. And that was anonymous source and I would leave it at that,” she said.
The First Lady said she did not always agree with her husband’s tweets and shared her opinions with him. He listened sometimes, and sometimes did not, she said.
“I give him my honest opinion and honest advice,” she said. “I have my own voice and my opinions, and it’s very important for me that I … express what I feel.”
She received a warm welcome from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife, Entissar, at the presidential palace in Cairo before she headed to visit the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx.
Melania has focused on her signature issue of campaigning for children with stops at a hospital, primary school and an orphanage, Reuters reports.
Speaking near the Sphinx, Trump said that the message of her trip has been to show “that we care. And we want to show the world that we care.”