Melania Trump said she was "surprised" by the "boy talk" in the 2005 tape in which her husband, Donald, boasts about how his fame allows him to "do anything" to women.
"I said to my husband that the language is inappropriate, it's not acceptable and I was surprised because that is not the man that I know," she said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, echoing a statement she released after the 2005 video surfaced.
The former model also said she felt that "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush encouraged the Republican nominee "to say dirty and bad stuff." Trump said the video surprised her because she had never heard her husband use that kind of language.
On Monday NBC said that Bush would depart its "TODAY" show, effective immediately.
"Obviously I'm embarrassed and ashamed. It's no excuse, but this happened 11 years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I'm very sorry," Bush said in a statement after the 2005 tape emerged.