First Lady: “You’re Not Protecting the Country. You’re Sabotaging It”
First Lady Melania Trump tore into the writer of an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times, saying he’s “sabotaging” the nation with “cowardly actions.”
“To the writer of the oped — you’re not protecting the country,” First Lady Trump said in a statement. “You’re sabotaging it with your cowardly actions.”
The full statement is below:
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.
Unidentified sources have become the majority of 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 defend themselves.
To the writer of the oped — you’re not protecting the country. You’re sabotaging it with your cowardly actions.