Melania Trump slams 'fake news media', Democrats for trying to discredit husband Donald Trump

Melania Trump called on American voters to help prove that the Democrats and media are wrong in a fundraising email sent by the Republican National Committee on Saturday


                            Melania Trump slams 'fake news media', Democrats for trying to discredit husband Donald Trump

First Lady Melania Trump, in a seemingly rare politically-charged comment, slammed the Democratic party and "fake news", claiming that they are doing everything they can to discredit President Donald Trump. The first lady made the statement over the weekend, days after the president praised his wife for being a great first lady and acknowledged that it was not an easy job being FLOTUS while being married to him.

"And you think it's easy to be first lady when you're married to me?" Trump had said during a rally in Indianapolis on Friday night.  "She’s been a great, great first lady, I will say that. And if you think it’s easy, being the first lady, and married to me — it’s not that easy," Trump had said. 

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump return to the White House after a day trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, February 5, 2018 (Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump return to the White House after a day trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, February 5, 2018 (Getty Images)

Melania Trump, who has largely not made political remarks in the run-up to the midterm elections, took a swipe at the main opposition party just days before election day.

"Democrats and the opposition media are doing everything they possibly can to discredit Donald with false accusations by spreading their fake news and making it appear that he does not have the support of America’s voters," Melania wrote in a fundraising email sent by the Republican National Committee on Saturday, and called on American voters to support her husband to "help prove that the Democrats and media are wrong," NBC News reported.

US First Lady Melania Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

"This is a battle we must win together. I’m asking you and other Americans across the country to personally register your support and help prove that the Democrats and media are wrong," the letter continued.

A White House spokesperson, on Friday, announced that the Trump family had already cast their votes through absentee ballots in New York "a few weeks ago." The midterm elections to the US Congress are scheduled to be held on November 6 with all the 435 seats in the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate being up for grabs by the political parties.