When asked if Melania Trump watched the CNN segment on Michael Cohen’s tape last night, spokesperson Stephanie Grisham did not comment on the matter and diverted to her anti-bullying campaign, but appeared to rebuke President Donald Trump.
“Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with NAS? Maybe you’d like to talk about 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 in a statement to CNN’s Kate Bennett., when asked about the Cohen tapes.
Bennett asked Grisham about CNN specifically, as the New York Times reported that Trump was angered by the first lady watching CNN while aboard Air Force One during their international travels this month. This caused the president to reportedly rage at staffers for allowing CNN, when he has a rule about only watching Fox News.
“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 said.
NEW: I asked @StephGrisham45 whether @FLOTUS had comment on the new Trump/Cohen tape details, and if she indeed was watching @CNN aboard Air Force One, upsetting the president, as @maggieNYT & @katierogers reported last night. Here’s the response I got: pic.twitter.com/SJbxbnolMp
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) July 25, 2018
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