According to recent reports from The New York Times and 60 Minutes Australia, Anthony Pratt, an Australian businessman who established a close relationship with former President Donald Trump, expressed astonishment at Trump’s behavior, particularly his treatment of his wife, in secretly recorded conversations.
Pratt, known for his friendly association with Trump and his frequent encounters with the former president at Mar-a-Lago, has drawn the interest of special counsel Jack Smith’s team, who have been probing into various aspects of Trump’s conduct during his presidency.
The recordings reveal Pratt’s mixed feelings of admiration for Trump’s calculated maneuvers to avoid legal consequences while often toeing the line of legality. Pratt also recounted a startling conversation between Donald and Melania Trump, alleging that the former president requested Melania to parade in a bikini by the poolside to impress other men. However, in a surprising twist, Melania supposedly retorted, challenging Trump to do the same by walking around in his own bikini.
In response to these allegations, a spokesperson for Trump criticized the prosecutors, arguing that the sources lacked the necessary context and relevant information.
The revelations from Pratt’s recordings shed light on an intriguing yet concerning aspect of Trump’s behavior, adding to the ongoing scrutiny surrounding his actions during his time in office.
“He knows exactly what to say and what not to say so that he avoids jail, but gets so close to it that it looks to everyone when he’s breaking the law,” Pratt said in one recording. In another portion, Pratt spoke of a shocking conversation between Donald Trump and Melania Trump, in which the former president allegedly asked his wife parade around in a bikini by the poolside to show other men “what they were missing.”
Melania, who was sitting next to him at dinner. He said ‘I asked Melania to walk around the pool in a bikini so all the other guys could get a look at what they were missing. Then Melania said back to him ‘I’ll do that when you walk around with me in your bikini.’