First Lady Melania Trump, well known for her unexpected and often hilariously frank relationship with the mainstream media, issued a savage response Wednesday morning to reports that her husband, President Donald Trump, went ballistic upon finding Melania’s Air Force One television tuned to CNN: she can watch any channel she wants.
CNN reports that the First Lady’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, responded pointedly to reporters asking her to confirm reports that Melania and other family members aren’t allowed to watch the network.
“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,” Grisham wrote in an email.
She added that reporters should be focused on the First Lady’s task at hand: caring for children with neonatal abstinence syndrome. On Tuesday, Melania visited a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, that is caring for children born addicted to opioid drugs, as part of her “Be Best” campaign, which seeks to help children and young adults affected by the American opioid crisis.
“Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with NAS? 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,” Grisham added.
The New York Times reported on an administration “leak” Tuesday night, claiming that President Donald Trump “raged” after “spotting CNN on a TV aboard Air Force One,” and screamed at staff for “violating a rule that the White House entourage should begin each trip tuned to Fox.”