— -- Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner and real estate mogul, heaped praise on his wife Melania during an interview with ABC News, citing her "tremendous heart" and saying she would excel in her role as first lady should he be elected to the White House next year.
"I think Melania would be just unbelievable for women and for the country," Trump told ABC News' chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.”
"Melania is a very beautiful woman both inside and out. She has got a tremendous heart. She feels so strongly about the women's health issues. In fact, she knows how strongly I feel about that and she's always pushing me on women's health issues," he said about his wife, who is a former model from Slovenia.
The real estate developer -– who has come under fire for controversial comments about Fox News host Megyn Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell -- added that his daughter, Ivanka, also cares strongly about women's health issues.
"They said, 'You have such respect for women,' and they say, 'You cherish women, you have such respect for women, you have to speak more about it, because there's nobody who cares more for women than you.' My mother was one of the great people ever in my life that I've ever met, and I have just amazing admiration and respect for women," Trump said.