Donald Trump's wife Melania defends her husband, says 'he's not racist', 'wants to save America'
"Donald Trump wants to keep America safe," said Melania.
Washington: Melania, wife of White House hopeful Donald Trump, in her second ever solo interview, said that although she does not agree with her husband on every issue but wants America to know that he in not 'racist, anti-immigrant' and 'wants to keep the nation safe'.
While speaking with Anderson Cooper on Monday night, Melania Trump discussed in detail issues surrounding her husband's presidential campaign.
When asked by Cooper about Trump's KK endorsement scandal and people accusing him of being racist with his take on immigration, Melania said, “No, he's not. He's not racist. He's not anti-immigrant,” as per Daily Mail.
“He (Donald Trump) wants to keep America safe. He wants to have illegal immigrants taken care of that they will not be in the country, that they don't pay taxes, that they are criminals, and that they are not good for America. He wants -- he was talking about the illegal immigration, not about everybody,” she said.
Melania also told Cooper she has to have a very thick skin and has to as the remaining GOP candidates' attacks become more vicious against her husband as the candidates fight to come out on top, as per the report.
Americans began voting on Tuesday in the crucial Super primaries and caucuses, with front-runners Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump hoping to finish off their rivals in the US presidential election.
Trump has expanded his lead over the diminished field to capture the support of nearly half of Republican voters, while Clinton tops Bernie Sanders by nearly 20 points on the Democrat votes, according to a CNN/ORC poll.
If Trump wins the South, it could be lights out for his Republican challengers. Texas is the largest prize today.
The 'Super Tuesday' is the biggest day of the 2016 US presidential primary primary season, with 12 states and one territory participating: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming and American Samoa.
On the Democratic side, 68-year-old Clinton tops Bernie Sanders 55 percent to 38 percent in the new poll, a slightly wider margin than she held in late January before any primaries or caucuses were held, the report said.
Some 865 Democratic delegates are at stake, 36 percent of those needed to win.
The presidential election is scheduled for November 8.