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Melania Says She More Than Just a Gorgeous Woman, ‘I’m Smart, I Have Brains, I’m Intelligent!’

Back during the 2016 campaign, MSNBC host Chris Matthews made a remark about Melania Trump’s looks, saying, “Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God, is that good. I could watch that runway show.”

Melania simply dismissed the wolfish behavior as something men do, because after all, her husband Donald Trump proudly boasted about grabbing women by the p*ssy.

In a candid interview with DeJour magazine, Melania says she was taken aback when Matthews giddily talked about her appearance.

“Unbelievable. That’s what I’m saying!” Melania said of Matthews’ school-boyish ogling. “I’m not only a beauty, I’m smart. I have brains. I’m intelligent. I would just say, men will be men.”

Even further, Trump insists that she’s got serious chops when it comes to policy decisions: “To be married to my husband, to someone successful as he is, he needs somebody who will tell him the truth. Somebody smart, you know. It’s not just like I’m there and I’m just doing things for him.”

In the DeJour interview, Melania also describes how pop star Michael Jackson once suggested she begin making out with him to play a trick on Trump.

“It was here in New York in the Pierre Hotel. [Jackson] called us, so we went over and we had dinner. Just after dinner, we were chatting on the sofa and my husband went into another room to see some art somebody wanted to show him,” she recalls to interviewer Mickey Rapkin.
“And Michael said to me, ‘Hey, when Trump comes back, let’s start kissing so he will be jealous!”’

Melania says she dismissed the King of Pop’s come-on and both started “laughing so hard.”

Melania has referred to her beauty multiple times in the past, once saying it was the reason her husband was with her.

According to the New York Times, in 2005, the newlywed Melania Trump addressed a business class at New York University.

Why, we have no idea.

A student asked the supermodel if she would still be with Donald Trump if he was not rich.

“If I weren’t beautiful, do you think he’d be with me?” she quipped.

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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three college-aged children.


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