First lady Melania Trump claimed in an interview on Thursday that she is one of the most bullied people in the world.
“I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,” the first lady said in an interview with ABC News.
“You think you’re the most bullied person?” ABC National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas pressed.
“One of them — if you really see what people are saying about me,” she continued as she explained how her experience with bullying led in part to her “Be Best” campaign.
A recently resurfaced interview shows the first lady pushing her husband’s false claims that former president Barack Obama wasn’t born in the U.S.
On April 20, 2011, Melania appeared on the Joy Behar Show and backed up her husband’s claim that Obama wasn’t born in the state of Hawaii like live birth records suggest, therefore making him constitutionally ineligible to be president.
“It’s not only Donald who wants to see [Obama’s birth certificate], it’s American people who voted for him and who didn’t vote for him. They want to see that,” she argued.
Behar fired back saying that the birth certificate had already been on display and all over the internet.
“We feel it’s different than birth certificate,” Melania responded.
Many see Trump’s birtherism claims as racist due to the fact that no other U.S. president was ever questioned about his birthplace until Obama, the first black U.S. president, took office.
Melania has yet to apologize for her role in pushing the conspiracy theory.