Yesterday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper met with Melania Trump, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in the couple’s Trump Tower penthouse, where the journalist questioned the potential First Lady about numerous allegations of sexual misconduct made against her husband dating back more than three decades, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.
Melania flatly denied assertions made by People Magazine‘s Natasha Stoynoff, one of the Trump accusers, describing a random meeting between the two on New York City’s Fifth Avenue, where the Czech-American questioned the lack of visibility of the People reporter in the Trumps’ lives.
“Natasha, why don’t we see you anymore?” Natasha Stoynoff quoted Melania Trump at the happenstance encounter.
— People Magazine (@people) October 18, 2016
Last night on CNN, Melania Trump offered a much different recollection.
“I was never friend with her,” Melania Trump explained to Anderson Cooper with her Czech-accented speech. “I would not recognize her.”
The former model insisted that a meeting between herself and Stoynoff on Fifth Avenue never occurred.
Today, People announced that the issue set to hit newsstands tomorrow will include the memories of Liza Herz, a friend of the writer from college, who states that she was present when the Fifth Avenue Melania Trump-Natasha Stoynoff meeting took place.
“They chatted in a friendly way,” Herz was quoted by People. “And what struck me most was that Melania was carrying a child and wearing heels.”
Additionally, tomorrow’s issue is said to include the recollections of five other witnesses, also corroborating Natasha Stoynoff’s account of events: friend Marina Grasic, journalism professor Paul McLaughlin, People editors Liz McNeil and Mary Green, and Liza Hamm, described as a co-worker of Stoynoff.
Those close to Stoynoff are reported to recollect the journalist’s complaints about Donald Trump’s advances at Mar-a-Lago in 2005, one of his properties located in Palm Beach, Florida.
While Melania was still pregnant with Barron Trump, in December 2005, Natasha Stoynoff was assigned by People to cover the Trump family in Florida.
Stoynoff states that while meeting with the family for the story, Trump escorted her to a room where he proceeded to force his tongue down her throat, while pushing her against a wall, all while Melania was in the same building.
“She lies! Look at her, I don’t think so,” Donald Trump was quoted at a recent rally with regard to Stoynoff, in what has been perceived by some observers as a jab at her physical appearance.
The very day of the alleged Trump attack, a number of Stoynoff’s defenders remember her calling them “in tears” explaining what had occurred.
Paul McLaughlin recalled counseling Natasha Stoynoff to not “say anything” because of Trump’s “rather nasty” demeanor and that he felt that the real estate mogul would attempt to “deny it and try to destroy her.”
The journalism professor reportedly described the situation as a “he said/she said” one.
Stoynoff herself has stated that she is coping “okay,” considering Donald and Melania Trump’s denials, as well as criticism she has received from Trump supporters and the Republican candidate himself.
“It’s possible he just doesn’t remember it,” Stoynoff stated with regard to the Trump encounter. “It was over 10 years ago and I assume I am one of many, many women.”
Is it possible that Melania Trump just doesn’t remember the reported Fifth Avenue meeting as well?
A recent CBS poll shows Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 11 percentage points nationally, 51 to 40 percent, as reported by Real Clear Politics. National poll averages currently give Clinton a 7 percent lead over Trump, 48.9 to 41.9 percent.
Presidential election odds-maker FiveThirtyEight gives the Democrat an 87.6 percent chance of a November general election win; the Republican is seen with a 12.3 percent chance of becoming the next leader of the United States.
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