First Lady Melania Trump Praises U.S. Military, Slams Media “Opportunists” in Rare Interview
First Lady Melania Trump sat down with Fox News’ Sean Hannity yesterday and gave a wide ranging interview where she discussed her support for the U.S. military and their families, her relationship with President Trump and slammed “opportunists” in the media who use her family’s name to advance their own agendas.
The First Lady made history yesterday when she flew in a V-22 Osprey aircraft on her way to visit military members and their families at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, and Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, VA.
Mrs. Trump also spent time on the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush where she spoke with Hannity about the importance of visiting with the military families.
We are off to visit some of our brave men & women in uniform today & thank them for their service. I’ll be visiting Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Joint Base Langley-Eustis & the #USSGeorgeHWBush aircraft carrier today. Looking forward to meeting everyone! #USA pic.twitter.com/XrYsFyItJJ
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 12, 2018
“I wanted to come and visit military families and also the servicemen and women,” she said. “It’s very important that we support them. Holidays are coming. Not many of them they will be with their families. So for me it’s very important to show them that the president and I and the country where we are behind them.”
Mrs. Trump also discussed her relationship with the president, telling Hannity they had “great chemistry” when they met in 1998.
When asked what was the hardest thing she’s had to deal with since becoming first lady, Mrs. Trump replied, “I would say the opportunists. Using my name or my family name to advance themselves from comedians to journalists to performers, book writers…The problem is they are writing the history and it’s not correct.”