Melania Trump delivered a blistering response to The New York Times–after an apparently fake story that her husband had banned her from watching CNN.
Mrs. Trump’s spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, delivered the evisceration takedown via email–calling the reports completely false.
Girsham instead directed the focus to what she believed the media should actually be focusing on: Mrs. Trump’s recent visit to a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, where she visited with children who were born addicted to opiod drugs, due to their mothers’ usage during pregnancy.
“Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with [neonatal abstinence syndrome]? Maybe you’d like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month,”
“Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants btw) or if she heard some recording on the news,” added Grisham.
The New York Times had reported that President Trump had “rage[d] against reality” after realizing “Melania Trump’s television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN.”
“The channel-flipping flap was the latest example of how Mr. Trump, at a pivotal moment in his presidency, is increasingly living in a world of selected information and bending the truth to his own narrative,” the Times wrote. “As his aides work to keep him insulated from the outside world, Mr. Trump is doubling down in his efforts to tell supporters to trust him over the words of critics and news reports.”