Trump: Melania told me not to run for president
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' MORE revealed in an interview with The Washington Post that his wife, Melania, did not want him to run for president. 


“She said, ‘We have such a great life. Why do you want to do this?’ ” Trump said. 

“I said, I sort of have to do it, I think. I really have to do it. … I could do such a great job,” he continued. 

Trump said Melania later told him, “I hope you don’t do it, but if you run, you’ll win.” 

Melania has been elusive on the campaign trail since Trump announced his candidacy in June. 

The Republican presidential front-runner often jokes that she is his pollster and tells him to act “more presidential.” 

Trump said Saturday that Melania will be campaigning for the first time on Monday in Wisconsin. 

“She’s going to campaign. She’s never done this before,” Trump said at his rally in Racine, Wis. “So that will be exciting; Melania is coming up.”