For the second time, the New York Post published, on Monday, nude pictures of Melania Trump, wife of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid reportedly ran a front page nude image of Melania Trump from her modeling days with the headline “Menage a Trump” and promising “exclusive photos.” In a similar fashion, the tabloid on Sunday ran another front page nude image of the 46-year-old with the headline “The Ogle Office.”
The Donald Trump campaign’s senior communications adviser Jason Miller told CNN that the campaign had no problem with the pictures published in the New York Post on Sunday.
“They’re a celebration of the human body as art. There's nothing to be embarrassed about,” he said, “She’s a beautiful woman.”
Photos from both the Sunday and Monday editions were taken in 1995 when Melania Trump was 25. The pictures were taken by photographer Jarl Alé Alexandre de Basseville and published in the following year in the now-defunct French magazine Max.
The Post also carried an interview with de Basseville who is now out of the fashion industry, terming it the “biggest pimp ever.” He described the pictures of Melania Trump “a celebration of the female body.”
Several people took to Twitter to express their outrage, calling the move sexist and an attempt to shame Melania Trump.