Melania isn’t going to sit back and allow #FakeNews to rewrite history, or make her appear to be someone she is not, without a fight. Last year, Melania successfully sued and won a $2.9 million settlement, which included a public apology from the Daily Mail publication that falsely attempted to pain Melania as a call-girl by saying she “provided services beyond simply modeling” in the 1990’s. The Daily Mail published an apology, stating that they “accept that these allegations about Mrs. Trump are not true and we retract and withdraw them. They further told the public they lied to, that “We apologize to Mr. Trump for any distress that our publication caused her.”
Yesterday, all hell broke loose when it was revealed that the anti-Trump author Michael Wolff published inflammatory remarks that were allegedly made by his former Steve Bannon about President Trump’s inner circle, including his son, Donald Jr., and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Wolff also made a claim that is being disputed by First Lady Melania Trump, that she cried tears of sadness after her husband won the election.
Daily Wire reported that the book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” which is apparently filled with dubious claims, alleges Mrs. Trump “was in tears — and not of joy” when Trump won the White House over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The former fashion model “had been assured by her husband that he wouldn’t become president,” claims the book, and that she’d be able to “return to inconspicuously lunching.”
Melania, taking a cue from her husband, is fighting back against the apparent “fake news.”
“This book is clearly going to be sold in the bargain fiction section,” blasted communications director for the first lady, Stephanie Grisham, in a statement. “Mrs. Trump supported her husband’s decision to run for president and in fact, encouraged him to do so. She was confident he would win and was very happy when he did.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders took a similar swipe at Wolff’s book. “This book is filled with false and misleading accounts from individuals who have no access or influence with the White House. Participating in a book that can only be described as trashy tabloid fiction exposes their sad desperate attempts at relevancy,” she said.
White House reporter Zeke Miller tweeted two statements in response to the controversial, anti-Trump author that were made by Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary, and Stephanie Grisham, the First Lady’s Communication Director.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 3, 2018
This isn’t the first time that a false public statement was made about Melania’s reaction to President Trump winning the election. In November, Vanity Fair published a report that stated, “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.”
President Trump quickly came to her defense, tweeting: “Melania, our great and very hard working First Lady, who truly loves what she is doing, always thought that ‘if you run, you will win,'” he said, via Twitter. “She would tell everyone that, ‘no doubt, he will win.’ I also felt I would win (or I would not have run) – and Country is doing great!”