Taking a cue from you know who, Melania Trump is labeling media outlets she doesn’t like fake news. Or at least her office is.
Vanity Fair is out with a profile saying the First Lady didn’t want to be First Lady. It quotes one longtime friend of the Trumps as saying: “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.”
In a statement to CNN, a Melania rep said: “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 as a supportive wife and mother.”
A remark by longtime Trump friend Roger Stone was ironic.
Vanity Fair’s Sarah Ellison wrote that in 2014, Trump was more serious than ever about a White House run, and he consulted Melania. “She was very clearly the one who said, ‘Either run or don’t run,'” Stone explained. He went on, paraphrasing Melania: ‘Your friends are tired of this striptease. Every four years you talk about it.'”
And if Sunday’s post wasn’t irksome enough, Melania is taking heat over her Christmas decorations.
“Revealing the presidential mansion’s holiday furnishings on Nov. 27, FLOTUS decked out the White House in a classic yuletide theme dubbed ‘Time-Honored Traditions,’ which included a bevy of twinkling Christmas trees, a live ballet performance from ‘The Nutcracker,’ and a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the White House,” Fox News said.
“Nevertheless, critics were quick to call out the furnishings, and were particularly spooked by the all-white, tree lined hallway, likening the scene to flicks like ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ ‘The Blair Witch Project’ and ‘The Shining.’ Another juxtaposed a photo of Trump, in her white dress, to a scene featuring Jadis the White Witch from the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ franchise.”