5 Things We Learned From ABC Interview With Donald Trump’s Family

Already taking on the Capitol. Donald Trump’s family gathered at the opening of the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, October 26, and sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for a group interview. The Republican presidential nominee’s wife, Melania, and four of his five children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany, discussed their post-election plans, social media and much more. Watch some of the highlights in the video above!

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Donald Trump and George Stephanopoulos
Donald Trump with George Stephanopoulos during ABC interview. Fred Watkins/ABC

Here’s five things we learned from the Trump clan’s interview:

1. Melania Is OK With Donald Not Apologizing for Sexual Misconduct Allegations.

When Stephanopoulos asked the former model, 46, whether she was OK with her husband’s lack of apology, she replied, “They were lies, and as I said before, all the accusations, they should be handled in a court of law.” She explained that she wants the lawsuits against the female accusers to move forward. “I believe that, because to accuse somebody without evidence it’s very hurtful and it’s very damaging and unfair. But honestly do we still need to talk about that? I think American people want to hear about the problems we have in America.”

2. Melania Advises Her Husband on Social Media.

The Slovenia native said she gives the former Apprentice host, 70, advice on his often-controversial tweets “all the time.”

If she becomes first lady, Melania said her focus will be on women, children and the dangers of social media for kids in the 21st century. “We need to teach them how to use it, what is right to say, what is not right to say. It’s very bad out there and children get hurt by social media and negativity,” she said.

Melania Trump and Donald Trump
Melania with Donald Trump

The presidential hopeful, who is infamous for insulting people on Twitter, chimed in, “She can give me pretty good advice, believe me.” He also praised his wife’s public-speaking skills and revealed that she’s going to make two or three big speeches before November 8.

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3. Barron Trump Is Closely Following the Election.

Melania said her and Donald’s 10-year-old son, Barron, is curious about how his dad is doing in the polls. “He asks me about the polls all the time,” she said, while Donald added, “It’s very cute.” 

While the NYC-based billionaire businessman is away on the campaign trail, Melania keeps Barron informed. “I teach him. I explain to him so he knows what’s going on. He’s taking it very well,” she said. “I keep him balanced and just to have his childhood as normal as possible. He’s enjoying his school and his sports. He’s a great athlete. I just want to have him out of the spotlight for now. … Of course, he misses his dad a lot these days, but he’s doing great.”

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump
Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric and Tiffany Trump

4. All the Kids Will Stay in the Family Business if Their Father Wins Election.

“I’m applying to law school, though, so I’d like to bring a different kind of skill set to the company,” Tiffany said. “But we’ll see what happens in the future.”

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5. The Trump Brand Is Still Hot.

Despite several reports that claim Trump properties are on the decline due to their controversial owner, Eric said business is booming. “We have the hottest brand in the world right now,” he quipped.

The Oval Office hopeful echoed his son’s statement. “I think the brand is hotter than it’s ever been,” he said. “But it doesn’t matter to me. I don’t care. I don’t care about the brand. I care about the country. And fixing this country.”

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