According to Mediaite, during a campaign event in Fort Dodge, IA, Donald Trump addressed the criminal investigations against him, characterizing them as a continuation of the “greatest witch hunt of all time.” In an attempt to rally his supporters, Trump delved into one of the most salacious claims made against him – the “golden showers” allegations from the Christopher Steele dossier.
Trump recounted a story about how he assured Melania Trump that the claims were false. He described an imaginary scenario where he had been with four individuals and needed to convince his wife of the falsity of the allegations. Trump said, “You think that was good that night? To go up and tell my wife ‘It is not true, darling. I love you very much. It’s not true!’ Actually, that one she didn’t believe because she said ‘He’s a germaphobe, he’s not into that. He is not into golden showers, as they say, they call it. He’s not.’”
Despite his initial concern about how this particular claim might impact him, Trump asserted that Melania was understanding and supportive on this matter. He quoted her response as, “You’re okay on that one.” Trump’s decision to bring up such explicit details from the unverified Steele dossier reflects his strategy of addressing controversies directly and attempting to dismiss them as unfounded.
HE WAS WITH FOUR HOOKERS. YOU THINK THAT WAS GOOD THAT NIGHT? TO GO UP AND TELL MY WIFE ‘IT IS NOT TRUE, DARLING. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. IT’S NOT TRUE!’ ACTUALLY, THAT ONE SHE DIDN’T BELIEVE BECAUSE SHE SAID ‘HE’S A GERMAPHOBE, HE’S NOT INTO THAT. HE IS NOT INTO GOLDEN SHOWERS, AS THEY SAY, THEY CALL IT. HE’S NOT.’
I DON’T LIKE THAT IDEA. I THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE A BIG PROBLEM. I WAS GOING TO HAVE A ROUGH NIGHT. BUT THAT ONE, SHE WAS VERY GOOD ON. SHE SAID ‘YOU’RE OKAY ON THAT ONE.’