Trump disputes Vanity Fair: Melania 'truly loves' being first lady and always thought I'd win
Donald and Melania Trump walk amongst sparse crowds on the way to his January 20, swearing in. Source: Department of Homeland Security.

President Donald Trump insisted his wife "truly loves" being first lady and always expected him to win the election.

The president started Tuesday with a renewed complaint about the NFL and player protests, and then he disputed a recent Vanity Fair report about his wife.

"Melania, our great and very hard working First Lady, who truly loves what she is doing, always thought that 'if you run, you will win,'" Trump tweeted. "She would tell everyone that, 'no doubt, he will win.' I also felt I would win (or I would not have run) - and Country is doing great!"

Vanity Fair reported the Melania Trump urged her husband to run for president, but sources claim she never expected him to win.

"This isn’t something she wanted and it isn’t something he ever thought he’d win,” one longtime friend of the Trumps told the magazine. “She didn’t want this come hell or high water. I don’t think she thought it was going to happen.”

The president's tweet came about 25 minutes after "Fox & Friends" hosts discussed the magazine report.