During a segment with White House reporter Kate Bennett on Monday, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo broke down laughing when talking about the marriage of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump.
Bennett addressed the scrutiny Melania Trump has been under since reports emerged about her husband’s alleged extramarital affairs.
“She has been quiet. But she’s done certain things, like driving separately up to the State of the Union address and even the other day taking a separate motorcade to meet the president at the plane after another salacious headline broke,” Bennett said.
She pointed out that the first lady canceled her trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in the wake of the controversy over adult film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had a consensual sexual encounter with President Trump in 2006, around the time Melania Trump gave birth to the couple’s son, Barron.
“Her office says that these are logistical and scheduling issues, but one cannot help but wonder what might be going on behind the scenes and whether she’s expressing herself and some frustration just by being quiet and marking these notes of independence,” she said.
Cuomo then burst into laughter.
“We’re looking for clues,” he said, laughing. “All I’m saying is … whatever happens with them, happens, but we don’t have to hunt for clues.”
Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Earlier this month, however, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen acknowledged in a statement to The New York Times that he did pay Clifford $130,000 to keep the allegations out of the media spotlight.