Donald Trump’s campaign on Sunday defended his wife’s old nude photos as an artful “celebration of the human body” and added that the Republican presidential nominee isn’t upset by their publication in The Post.
Trump spokesman Jason Miller noted that the shots of Melania Trump were taken before the couple knew each other.
“They’re a celebration of the human body as art, and [there’s] nothing to be embarrassed about with the photos. She’s a beautiful woman,” Miller told CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
In March, Trump retweeted an unflattering photo of rival Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, in response to a pro-Cruz group circulating a shot of Melania posing in the buff as a model.
Asked whether Trump was upset over the release of the latest images, Miller said the billionaire was “a little more focused on the direction of the country and what we need to do to get it turned around.”
GOP consultant Ed Rollins, who managed President Ronald Reagan’s 1984 re-election campaign, predicted the nudes would have virtually no impact on Trump’s chances.
He noted that “the Christian right has made adjustments” and supports Trump even though he fathered a child out of wedlock and got married three times.
Miller also denied any potential fallout.
“We’re in an era where the Kardashians have thrown everything in our face. No one will be talking about this in a week,” he said.
Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf, who worked for President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, likewise said voters “will be more focused on what Donald Trump says than what his wife looks like.”
“Her beauty can’t save Donald Trump from his own mouth,” Sheinkopf quipped reports nypost.com.