Panicked Melania Trump Slams Vanity Fair Story: ‘I’m Honored’ To Be Held Hostage


Tuesday morning social media and various news venues were all talking about the riveting article detailing the first lady’s true feelings about her husband’s presidency. The article, published by Vanity Fair, consulted with close friends and advisers to the Trumps and made claims Melania never thought her husband would win the election.

CNN reporter Kate Bennett retweeted a response she received from a FLOTUS spokesperson, communications director Stephanie Grisham, that denied claims reported earlier this week that Melania Trump never wanted to be the first lady.

The written statement read:

‘Once again part of the liberal media, this time Vanity Fair, has written a story riddled with unnamed sources and false assertions. As a magazine tailored to women it is shameful that they continue to write salacious and false stories meant to demean Mrs. Trump, rather than focus on her positive work as First Lady and supportive wife and mother. As has been stated on record many times before, she is honored by her role.’

Vanity Fair released their report earlier this week delving into Melania Trump’s true feelings about her current role as first lady. The article interviewed members from Trump’s inner circle, including early adviser Roger Stone, who said that Trump consulted his wife before running. Melania reportedly said as Stone paraphrased: “Either run or don’t run… Your friends are tired of this striptease. Every four years you talk about it.”

Stone essentially claimed that Melania pushed her husband to run for president because it was “in his blood.” However, the reporter interviewed a source who is a long time friend of Melania’s, who stated:

‘This isn’t something she wanted and it isn’t something he ever thought he’d win… She didn’t want this come hell or high water. I don’t think she thought it was going to happen.’

The president tweeted up a storm this morning in direct response to the article also taking the liberty to paraphrase his wife. Donald Trump came to the defense of his wife or more or less was covering his own image. He tweeted:

‘Melania, our great and very hardworking First Lady, who truly loves what she is doing, always thought that ‘if you run, you will win.’ 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!’

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There has been no direct response from Melania Trump herself, though her spokespeople have been coming to her defense. Fox News has come to the first lady’s aid as well, continually reporting on the story and pretending to call out “the liberal media” for attacking Melania.

Fox News has since shifted their focus from the controversy to the unveiling of the White House Christmas decorations, a moment that features Melania in one of her important duties as the first lady.

The first lady herself has taken to focusing on the Christmas decorations in the White House, perhaps in a moment to counter the claims she never wanted to be the first lady. She tweeted this morning:

‘The decorations are up! @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season!’

The first lady also posted pictures from the unveiling, featuring the children of Joint Base Andrews who were there to experience the event. It seems Melania will continue to perform her duties as first lady, no matter her feelings on her husband’s presidency.

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