New York, Aug 1: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign's senior communicative advisor Jason Miller feels that the New York Post's publication of nude photographs of the former's wife---Melania Trump---is "nothing to be embarrased about", CNN Money reported. [New York Post publishes nude photos of Melania Trump]
The social media went abuzz after the former model's nude photos came up on the Post's Sunday cover but Miller said on CNN's "reliable Sources" that they celebrated the human body as "art".
The nude photographs were reportedly taken in 1995 when Melania was 25 and appeared in a French men's magazine which exists no more and had not been published online before. The headline of the Post cover was "the Ogle Office".
Melania, a fomer Slovene, met Trump in 1998 and the two wed in 2005. The former was known as Melania Knauss before she married the New York real-estate tycoon. She is 70-year-old Trump's third wife and the two have a 10-year-old boy named Barron.
According to a NY Post article on the photographs, Trump told it: "Melania was one of the most successful models and she did many photo shoots, including for covers and major magazines. This was a picture taken for a European magazine prior to my knowing Melania. In Europe, pictures like this are very fashionable and common."
A divertionary tactic?
The Post endorsed Trump as the Republican nominee in April and according to some, the publication of the photos was a move made to divert the attention from the controversy that trump found himself in over his remarks against the father of a fallen American-Muslim soldier.
On the other hand, it is nor the first time that Melania's nude photographs caught the headlines during this year's presidential election.
Melania's nude photo created a storm in March as well
In March, Trump crossed swords with Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who lost to him in the presidential race, in a reaction to a super PAC backing the latter over using a nude photo of Melania. The ad, which was widely circulated on the social media, bore the following words along with the photo: "Meet Melania Trump, your next First Lady. Or you could vote for Ted Cruz on Tuesday".
Cruz retaliated on this and said his camp had no hand behind Melania's photo ad and called Trump "coward" and "classless" for attacking his wife. The ad featuring Melania Trump's photo was created by the super PAC Make America Awesome, which calls itself an independent group focused on 'unconventional and cost-effective tactics'.