Our First Lady has come out swinging against the supposed White House Senior Official who wrote an “anonymous” piece for the failing New York Times, claiming they were thwarting President Trump’s agenda in an effort to keep the United States safe.
First lady Melania Trump issued a fiery statement in response to an anonymous New York Times op-ed from a senior administration official that questioned her husband’s ability to lead the country.
“To the writer of the oped – you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions,” she said in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner.
While Mrs. Trump supports free speech she adds that the press needs to be fair and responsible for their sources.
“The press should be fair, unbiased and responsible,” the first lady said. “Unidentified sources have become the majority of the voices people hear about in today’s news. People with no names are writing our nation’s history. Words are important, and accusations can lead to severe consequences. If the person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves.”
The piece, which sent shockwaves through Washington, detailed how administration officials are working to undermine the president and questioned his ability to effectively lead the country.
“It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t,” the piece said.
The writer was granted anonymity and only identified by the paper as a “senior official in the Trump administration.”