Melania Trump Rep Responds to Vanity Fair Report Claiming She Didn't Want to Be First Lady
FLOTUS is "honored by her role," says a spokesperson.
Melania Trump has responded to a report published by Vanity Fair, in which an unnamed longtime friend told the magazine that she didn't want to be the first lady.
In the article titled, "'She Didn't Want This Come Hell or High Water': Inside Melania Trump's Secretive East Wing," writer Sarah Ellison spoke to one of Melania's friends who said that becoming first lady "isn't something she wanted and it isn't something he ever thought he'd win." The anonymous pal added, "She didn't want this come hell or high water. I don't think she thought it was going to happen."
A spokesperson for Melania issued a statement to CNN's Kate Bennett, stating, "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.
The statement concluded: "As has been stated on the record many times before, she is honored by her role."
Ellison noted in the article that some of her friends say "she is slowly warming to the job." Since taking on the role of FLOTUS, Melania has pledged to stomp out cyberbullying as part of her main priority in the White House. However, many have found her cause to be ironic given that her husband is known to bully everyone on Twitter.
The VF article comes a month after Melania's first lady title was being debated by Donald Trump's first wife, Ivana, who said during the press tour of her new memoir, Raising Trump, that she's "basically first Trump wife" and the "first lady."
In response, Melania's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told CNN, "Mrs. Trump has made the White House a home for Barron and the president. She loves living in Washington, D.C., and is honored by her role as first lady of the United States. She plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books."
She added, "There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex, this is unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise."