Trump's Daughter-in-Law Defends Her "Real News" Facebook Segments
"It's not propaganda because it's true," says Lara Trump, who has hosted three news-style updates on the president's social media page.
Over the last few weeks, President Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, has been tapping into her television production experience and anchoring short video clips on the president's Facebook page that aim to give his followers a roundup of the "real news" that's happened during the preceding week.
Lara Trump, who is married to Eric Trump, said in an interview on the Christian Broadcasting Network that aired Wednesday that the mainstream media gives viewers a different and inaccurate picture of the president's week.
"We felt like every week we want to make sure that everybody understands what great things have happened," she said in her first public comments about the campaign initiative. "The reality is if we had a fair shake within the regular news cycle, we wouldn't feel the need to post this sort of thing."
A former producer for Inside Edition, Trump was asked about critics who have said that the short segments are akin to state-run television. "It's not propaganda because it's true," she said.
Asked to pick one word that describes the mainstream media, she picked "liars."
"It's really sad, because I worked in television news for a long time and I got such a different view of things just in the past two years really, since my father-in-law announced he was running for the presidency," she said.
The first "real news" segment aired July 30, and all but one has been hosted by Trump. The Aug. 6 segment was hosted by Kayleigh McEnany, which led to speculation that she would become the permanent anchor of the program. She has since joined the Republican National Committee as spokeswoman.
Jenna Browder, who interviewed Trump for the Facebook Live show, took a tour of the room in Trump Tower where the segments are shot. "It's just one small room," she said. "They just got a teleprompter. They're slowly but surely building it."