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Barbara Walters On Melania Trump: ‘Because She’s So Beautiful We Don’t Expect Her to Be as Smart as She Is’

by Elizabeth VanMetre 7:56 AM PST, November 20, 2015
Playing Barbara Walters On Melania Trump: ‘Because She’s So Beautiful We Don’t Expect Her to Be as Smart as She Is’

Barbara Walters recently took a sneak peek into the life of Donald Trump and his family for 20/20, and admits she was most surprised by his wife, Melania.

The retired The View host sat down with Robin Roberts, where she admitted when it comes to the real estate mogul’s partner, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

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“If a man says this, I would kill him, but maybe because she’s so beautiful we don’t expect her to be as smart as she is,” she admits to Roberts, causing her to gasp.

“I take it all back,” Walters responds after seeing Roberts’ reaction.

During the time she spent with Melania Trump, Walters says she got the truth behind why the former model has not been present on the campaign trail.

“It’s my choice not to be there ,” Melania, 45, told Walters. “I support my husband 100 percent, but ... we have a 9-year-old son together, Barron, and I’m raising him.”

“This is the age he needs a parent at home,” she continued.

Trump also shared that despite the fact that he is a Presidential candidate, Melania, his third wife, is his equal.

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“We have a very, very -- pretty much equal relationship,” Donald said.

Walters’ career is still going strong, although her former co-hosts from The View can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Watch the video below to see why reality star NeNe Leakes called them a “bunch of mean girls.”

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