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Melania Trump Thinks the Idea of Trump’s Russian ‘Pee Tape’ is Hysterical

Donald Trump called his wife to give her a heads-up about an alleged tape showing him with prostitutes urinating on a bed in a Russian hotel room.

A former West Wing staffer said that when the allegations leaked, Trump “called Melania to tell her, incredulous to the point of laughter,” according to Free, Melania, a new book on the first lady.

“You won’t believe this,” the former staffer said Trump told his wife. “She thought it was funny, too, and the two of them, together, remarked how ridiculous it was.”

The salacious claim that Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama once slept on in Moscow was included in a dossier on Trump’s alleged connections to the Russian government. The dossier was compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and eventually published by BuzzFeed.

Trump denied the claim in January 2017, saying he is “very much of a germaphobe.”

Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, who is now in prison on campaign finance violations and for lying to Congress, testified to lawmakers in February that he had no reason to believe such a tape exists.

A top counterintelligence official described to Politico in 2018 his consternation at “State Department officials of both sexes during the Obama years who indulged in sexual favors from in-room masseurs during their stays at the Moscow Ritz.”

Now, there is a pee-tape on the internet that has been determined to be a fake. You can tell because Trump doesn’t sit back in a chair like we see in the video. When he sits he looks like he’s sitting on a toilet. In this video, he looks relaxed and is sitting back.

Trump has vehemently denied the golden-shower allegations but, like the rest of us, is somewhat obsessed with them. He has publicly called the dossier “fake” and he repeatedly denied the tape’s existence to former FBI Director James Comey, who says the president told him: “I’m a germaphobe. There’s no way I would let people pee on each other around me. No way.”

He also reportedly told Comey that there was no way the pee tape could exist “because he had not stayed overnight in Moscow but had only used the hotel room to change his clothes.” As Mother Jones reported in March, however, Trump did in fact stay overnight at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow, approving the Miss Universe finalists on November 8, 2013 (as a Miss Universe staffer later noted, “If there were too many women of color, he would make changes,”) and attending the final of the pageant itself on November 9.

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