CNN reporter schooled by Melania Trump’s spokeswoman for asking if First Lady ‘indeed’ watches her network

First lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman schooled a CNN reporter about what really should be considered as news.

Following another journalistic nugget from The New York Times which reported Tuesday that President Donald Trump “raged” that his wife’s television aboard Air Force One was set to CNN, the network’s Kate Bennett asked Stephanie Grisham about it.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding)

Bennett tweeted her questions and a screenshot of the response she said she got from the first lady’s spokeswoman.

Grisham chided Bennett in her reply, saying it “seems kind of silly to worry about” whether the first lady heard the tape released by Michael Cohen’s attorney on Tuesday, and to worry about what channel she watches when there are other important issues to focus on.

“Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with NAS? Maybe you’d like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month,” Grisham said.

She also made it clear that the wife of the president is an independent woman who watches “any channel she wants.”

“Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants btw) or if she heard some recording on the news,” Grisham added.

The Times claimed an email showed that the president had ordered all TVs to be set to Fox News. CNN gave the first lady a shout-out on Twitter, thanking her for watching with a “fist-bump” emoji.

Always ready to jump on an anti-Trump narrative, the liberal media obediently over-dramatized the report.

This, of course, just drove home Grisham’s point about the the media’s tabloid-like focus, instead of on what Trump has been doing.

Twitter users reacted to the Times report with a collective eye-roll and applause for Grisham.


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