But she continued to defend his BS till the end.
IF she indeed said NO she never would have supported his candidacy and helped that monster become president.
The divorce - like everything else - was about money and and what came along with it. She knew he'd take off with Maples in no time and she struck first to get her 'share'.
In other words her motives weren't really based in her honor but her greed and power - just like he always does.