Melania Trump says she’s not afraid to express her opinions to her husband on numerous topics — including his phone use.
While visiting Giza, Egypt, on Saturday — the final stop of her week-long trip through four African countries — the first lady, 48, answered questions from reporters about how she advises president Donald Trump on important issues.
“Some people interpret some of the decisions you’ve made, such as coming to Africa and some of your tweets, as a way of sort of not necessarily undermining, but talking at him a little bit, trying to influence him. Can you talk about that?” a reporter asks in a video published by CNN.
“Well, I don’t always agree [with] what he thinks and I tell him that. I give him my honest opinion and honest advice,” she explains, admitting that “sometimes he listens, sometimes he doesn’t.”
“But I have my own voice and my own opinions and it’s very important for me that I express what I feel,” she adds.
While the first lady denied that she tries to influence her husband to take a more measured tone in public, she again emphasized that “he’s the president” and does what he likes.
However, when asked whether she’s ever told him to put his phone down, Mrs. Trump smiled while simply saying, “Yes,” causing the assembled reporters to laugh.