Our First Lady has come out swinging against the supposed White House Senior Official who wrote an “anonymous” piece for the failing New York Times, claiming they were thwarting President Trump’s agenda in an effort to keep the United States safe.
FLOTUS released a fiery statement, calling the anonymous official a saboteur, who is not helping the country but is instead a coward.
First lady Melania Trump issued a fiery statement in response to an anonymous New York Times op-ed from a senior administration official that questioned her husband’s ability to lead the country.
“To the writer of the oped – you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions,” she said in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner.
The piece, published Wednesday, has sent reverberations through the White House, and set off intense speculation about the author, who was granted anonymity by the New York Times. The author said administration officials, even those who support the president, are working to undermine the president.
The first lady did not specifically criticize any content of the piece, but focused on the anonymity of the writer.
“Freedom of speech is an important pillar of our nation’s founding principles and a free press is important to our democracy. The press should be fair, unbiased and responsible,” her statement said.
“Unidentified sources have become the majority of the voices people hear about in today’s news. People with no names are writing our nation’s history. Words are important, and accusations can lead to severe consequences. If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves,” it continued.
Numerous administration officials have denied they authored the piece.