Melania’s Spokeswoman Goes After CNN Contributor For Critical Review

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent

First lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham attacked CNN contributor Kate Andersen Brower for writing a critical review of her boss, in a Monday morning appearance on Fox and Friends.

“Hours before that op-ed posted, she was at a hospital here in [Washington] D.C. visiting children and reading them a Christmas story, a day before that she had visited two military bases and flown out to an aircraft carrier and thank them for their service, and a day before that she was doing a toy drive for Toys for Tots,” Grisham declared.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump (R) greet guests during the Congressional Ball at the White House in Washington DC on December 15, 2018. (Photo credit: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump (R) greet guests during the Congressional Ball at the White House in Washington DC on December 15, 2018. (Photo credit: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Grisham’s rebuttal comes after Brower’s Thursday op-ed at CNN, claiming “Melania has clouded the profound responsibility and honor of the position with her own personal resentment.” Brower cited Melania’s consistent criticism of the press for not covering her accurately, in her view.

Brower continued, “I hope Melania realizes soon that her own personal challenges are nothing compared to the incredible opportunity she has to make a difference and ‘be best.'”

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump (R) greet guests during the Congressional Ball at the White House in Washington DC on December 15, 2018. (Photo credit: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump (R) greet guests during the Congressional Ball at the White House in Washington DC on December 15, 2018. (Photo credit: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania has said previously she believes she is one of the most bullied people in the world because of the apparent negative press coverage. Grisham responded to Brower in CNN’s op-ed pages saying, “the media consistently ignores the first lady’s work on behalf of the people of this country, and children in particular, in favor of more trivial matters.”

“Hopefully, the media will eventually learn to celebrate a woman who, through all the noise, is able to hold steadfast to her mission and stay true to herself,” she declared.

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