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First Lady's Office Fires Back After Giuliani Speaks Out

Spokeswoman says she hasn't discussed Stormy Daniels or anything else with Giuliani
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2018 5:27 AM CDT
Updated Jun 8, 2018 6:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani spoke out on Stormy Daniels Wednesday—causing the office of Melania Trump to speak out on Rudy Giuliani. The first lady has never publicly discussed President Trump's alleged affair with the adult film star, and a spokeswoman made it clear Thursday that Giuliani wasn't speaking on behalf of Melania when he said the first lady "believes her husband, and she knows it’s untrue," ABC reports. "I don’t believe Mrs. Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani," said Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director.

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Melania's response to Giuliani's remark was "unusually pointed," according to the New York Times, which notes that the first lady "did nothing to affirm that she did accept her husband’s explanation of what happened with Ms. Clifford." Giuliani also addressed Trump's upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un when he spoke to the press Wednesday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo echoed Melania's office when he said Giuliani wasn't speaking for anybody else when he claimed Kim "got on his hands and knees and begged" for the summit to go ahead. "Rudy doesn't speak for the administration when it comes to this negotiation and this set of issues," he said. (Read more Stormy Daniels stories.)

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