Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, said in a recent interview that her husband is "not Hitler."
During a recent interview, a journalist from Dujour mentioned to Melania that comedian Louis C.K. had compared her husband to Hitler. The journalist did not get a reply from Melania and asked if she knew who Louis C.K. was.
No. We know the truth. He’s not Hitler. He wants to help America. He wants to unite people. They think he doesn’t but he does. Even with the Muslims, it’s temporary. Maybe he needs to say it in a softer way. He doesn’t go after religions.
He feels like we need to know who’s coming to this country. If not, we don’t have a country. That’s how he feels. We see how he is, and he wants to unite the country and bring people together and bring jobs back.
Vox reported in March that Louis C.K. sent out an email to his fans that read: "P.S. Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the 30s. Do you think they saw the s--- coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all."
The Dujour journalist noted that a writer for GQ was pummeled with anti-Semitic threats after writing about Melania's 50-year-old half-brother in Slovenia, whom her dad reportedly won't acknowledge.
"I have thick skin," Melania responded. "It doesn’t bother me if they write about me because I know who I am. But what right does the reporter have to go and dig in court in Slovenia in 1960 about my parents? They’re private citizens. If they go after me, it’s different. But to do that, it’s a little bit nasty, it’s a little bit mean."
"I don’t control my fans, but I don’t agree with what they’re doing," Melania added. "I understand what you mean, but there are people out there who maybe went too far. She provoked them."
It's not clear how the journalist provoked Melania's fans to the point of threats, however, Melania slammed the journalist on her Facebook page on April 27:
The article published in GQ today is yet another example of the dishonest media and their disingenuous reporting. [Name redacted for safety], a journalist who is looking to make a name for herself, clearly had an agenda when going after my family.
There are numerous inaccuracies in this article including certain statements about my family and claims on personal matters. My parents are private citizens and should not be subject to [name redacted for safety]'s unfair scrutiny.
Furthermore, the statement surrounding the performance of my skincare collection is completely false. The company in which I was involved with did not honor the contract and did not meet their obligations and as such the courts ruled in my favor.
I am hopeful that the media will begin to cover me fairly and be respectful of my family's privacy.