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Melania Trump Opens Up in Hannity Interview

She slams media 'opportunists'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2018 5:56 AM CST
Updated Dec 13, 2018 6:50 AM CST
First lady Melania Trump, right, greets members of the crowd during a tour of Joint Base Langley in Hampton, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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(Newser) – Melania Trump gave her second televised interview as first lady Wednesday night—and at times, she sounded a lot like her husband. When asked by Fox News' Sean Hannity what the hardest thing she'd had to deal with was, she singled out the media, the Washington Post reports. "I would say the opportunists who are using my name or my family name to advance themselves," she said. "From comedians, to journalists, to performers, book writers ... The problem is they're writing the history and it’s not correct." She said the media liked to focus on "gossip" when talking about her marriage and she would "like that they focus on the substance, not just about nonsense.”

Hannity, who interviewed Trump while they were aboard the USS George HW Bush, asked why she often uses the phrase "stay true to myself." She replied: "I do what I think is right. I know I will get the criticism—from the public or from the media—but I will do what is right and what I feel is right for the country and for the people." She said she sometimes advises her husband to tone down his style, but in "the end, it’s his decision. He knows the consequences. He's an adult. But he's a fighter. He's the fighter." Asked how she would feel about a second term for her husband, she said: "The country does best ever. I want that the country to continue to do well." (She says she sometimes tells the president to put his phone away.)

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