Chelsea Handler and others in the entertainment industry speculated on Friday that the anonymous person behind the anti-President Donald Trump New York Times op-ed was Melania Trump.
“So, come forward girl,” the 43-year-old comedian tweeted to her millions of followers, along with a picture of the first lady next to a quote from Trump blasting the person’s “cowardly actions.”
“If a 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,” FLOTUS statement read. ” To the writer of the op-ed — you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions.”
So, come forward girl. pic.twitter.com/eiekG4xoRx
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 7, 2018
And she was not alone. One person had a theory that if “you take the first letters of the 6th, 12th, 25th+27th Pps in that anonymous NYT op-ed they spell out B BST–BE BEST. I see you Melania.”
Even Melania had to deny that she wrote the NYT op-ed. Sad.
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) September 6, 2018
Come on, was Melania REALLY a contender for the anonymous NYT op-ed? Of course she didn’t write it because Michelle Obama hadn’t written it first.
— Travon Free (@Travon) September 6, 2018
If you dip Melania Trump’s statement in water, invisible ink appears & reads: “I stand by every word of the op-ed Michelle Obama’s speech writers help me publish in yesterday’s NYT. Just to restate: my husband is unhinged, unaccountable & reeks of McDonald’s various delicacies.”
— Wiley Cash (@WileyCash) September 6, 2018
If you take the first letters of the 6th, 12th, 25th+27th Pps in that anonymous NYT op-ed they spell out
I see you Melania.
— Prof. Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) September 6, 2018