WH: WashPost Report on First Lady ‘Outrageous and Ridiculous’

By Melanie Arter | May 7, 2018 | 7:04pm EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

(CNSNews.com) - The White House on Monday called a Washington Post report that first lady Melania Trump does not live in the White House with the president and instead lives with her parents in the suburbs “an outrageous and ridiculous claim.”

“I make of the fact that just when you think the Washington Post can't get things any more wrong, they do, and that that is an outrageous and ridiculous claim. The first lady lives here at the White House. We see her regularly, and I think that's something that belongs in tabloid gossip, not on the front pages of the Washington Post, and I hope that they'll do better next time,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Prior to the first lady’s announcement in the Rose Garden about her “Be Best” campaign, which includes fighting cyberbullying, a reporter asked whether President Donald Trump accepts “responsibility for American skepticism that the first lady from the White House would be speaking out against cyber bullying.”

“Look, this is something that is extremely important to the first lady. I'm not going to get ahead of her announcement or her comments. In fact, I'm only going to take one last question because we got to make sure that we get there so nobody misses that, and the president will also be joining the first lady at that event, so we want to make sure everybody has a chance to tune in,” Sanders said.

“Just if you could, the question was about him, not about her. I know that we'll wait to hear what she says, but does he accept responsibility for this climate that exists right now, that there is the need to sort of address an issue like cyber bullying?” the reporter asked.

“I think the idea that you're trying to blame cyber bullying on the president is kind of ridiculous. When it comes to kids, this is something that has been problematic and something that we have seen over the last decade, and the first lady sees it to be an important issue and something that she wants to address, and she'll do that here shortly,” Sanders said.


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