In response to media reports highlighting her absence from her husband’s post-indictment speech, former First Lady Melania Trump has issued a statement through her office, pushing back against assumptions being made in the media.
The statement, released on Tuesday morning, criticized the use of “unnamed sources” in reports about her “personal, professional, and political” viewpoints. It urged readers to “exercise caution and good judgment” when reading stories about her.
According to the statement, “News organizations have made assumptions about the former First Lady’s stance on subjects that are personal, professional, and political over the past few weeks. In these articles, unnamed sources are cited to bolster the author’s claims.”
The statement goes on to say, “We ask readers to exercise caution and good judgment when determining whether or not stories concerning the former First Lady are accurate, particularly when they fail to cite Mrs. Trump as a source of information.”
In the week following her husband’s indictment, Melania has kept a low profile. The media’s scrutiny of her has been intense, but this statement from her office clearly shows that she is taking issue with how some news organizations are covering her.