Former First Lady Melania Trump’s representatives have criticized CNN over an anonymously sourced report, asserting that the story shows the media’s “unhealthy obsession” with her.
The CNN report cited several people in claiming Trump’s daily life since leaving office has had nothing to do with politics. One of the unnamed sources allegedly said the former first lady was disengaged from the impeachment trial of her husband, former President Donald Trump, which ended with his acquittal on Feb. 13.
The report didn’t cite a single named source.
Trump’s office, in addition to its criticism, shared a post by Women for Trump co-founder Amy Kremer, who wrote, “Why is it necessary to write a hit piece on Melania Trump after she has left the WH & is just trying to live her life in private, @KateBennett_DC ? Please, have some grace & leave her alone.”
Kate Bennett was CNN’s primary reporter covering Trump when she was in office.
Bennett and CNN didn’t immediately respond to requests by The Epoch Times for comment.
Trump has primarily kept to herself since she and her husband ceded the White House to President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden on Jan. 20.
Trump also released a video message on Jan. 18, telling supporters she was honored to have been the first lady of the United States.
Trump and the former president are living at Mar-a-Lago, their resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
But the president of the Palm Beach Council and the town’s attorney have indicated the Trumps can live there, saying that under the town’s code, they are likely employees of the resort.
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