‘I’m Not Sure Why They Would Say That’: White House Questions Wording Of Report On Melania Fundraiser

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham questioned a report Tuesday that alleged first lady Melania Trump had cancelled a California fundraiser “amid mounting concern about the coronavirus.”

“I’m not sure why they would say that – she [Melania Trump] had to cancel because of a scheduling conflict,” Grisham told the Daily Caller when asked about a report in Politico. The headline in the piece reads, “Melania Trump cancels California fundraiser.” The subheadline reads, “The move comes amid mounting concern about the coronavirus.”(RELATED: REPORT: Coachella Potentially Rescheduled To October Due To Coronavirus Fears)


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The fundraiser was set to take place March 18 in Beverly Hills, California. The piece noted that Grisham texted the outlet that the change was due to a “scheduling conflict.” (RELATED: How Are People Dying From The Coronavirus?)

The article also noted that in the last 48 hours members of Congress have self-quarantined. Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, for example, decided to do so after learning they came into contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) recently held in National Harbor, Maryland.

At this point, there is no word yet on when and if the California event will be rescheduled. FLOTUS will also appear at another fundraiser held at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort March 25.