Many people are speculating about the state of Donald and Melania Trump’s marriage, but “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah isn’t one of them. Never, nope, definitely not.
For the second time in two days, the first lady has spurned her husband’s attempt to hold her hand in public, with both moments quickly going viral. TheWrap asked “The Daily Show” host for his take, but he took the high road.
Maybe a little sarcastically.
“I don’t want to start anything,” Noah explains in the video above. “I don’t want to say anything about Donald Trump and Melania’s relationship. I don’t think it’s nice or fair for people to assume that things are not going well between them just because she doesn’t live with him, and just because she doesn’t want to move into the White House with him, and just because she doesn’t want to hold his hand. I don’t think it’s fair for people to make these assumptions.”
Could the perceived tension in the marriage have anything to do with the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape that was leaked last year, in which the real estate mogul boasted to Billy Bush about making sexual advances toward women? That would be preposterous, according to Noah.
“I don’t think it’s good to start rumors about people when you’re not sure,” Noah says. “I don’t think it’s nice when people say their marriage is falling apart. I don’t think it’s nice when people say it was because of the tape that was leaked during the campaign. I don’t think it’s cool for people to assume that she doesn’t like him because you never see them affectionate with each other.”
He adds, “I don’t think it’s right for people to say those things, and so I would never say them.”
We’ll have more of our interview with Noah soon.