Kellyanne Conway said tabloids need to stop making up fake stories about First Lady Melania Trump.
Conway trashed an Us Weekly cover story hinting there’s a problem in Melania’s marriage to President Donald Trump because she chose to stay behind in Manhattan while their 10-year-old son Barron finishes up the school year.
The story also suggested that Melania isn’t stepping up to her duties as first lady. When asked why Trump isn’t out in public more, Conway quipped: “It’s none of your business.”
— Jessica Goldstein (@jessicagolds) February 10, 2017
“She has plenty of a public role,” Conway said on the Fox News show Media Buzz. “The woman is beautiful inside and out. She’s brilliant; she speaks five languages.
“She is a loving and supportive wife and mother. And I have to say, a great friend and great role model to many of us who work closely with the president and first family.”
Conway, a mom of four, said she respects Melania’s decision to temporarily stay behind in New York so she could be a full-time parent to her only child.
Conway said the media is trying to pick Melania apart because they “can’t stand” that she’s quietly confident and doesn’t call attention to herself the way former first lady Hillary Clinton did (and does).
“They want to poke, they want to dissect and wonder,” Conway said. “I so admire the fact that Melania Trump, our First Lady, is so comfortable in her own skin that she doesn’t have to disprove anybody’s negative stories or even positive stories.”
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