Trump Accuses 'Fake News' Media of 'Unfair and Vicious' Coverage of Melania

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Posted: Jun 06, 2018 10:45 AM
Trump Accuses 'Fake News' Media of 'Unfair and Vicious' Coverage of Melania

President Trump tweeted Wednesday that the media has been unfair in their coverage of his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, following her surgery. He condemned conspiracy theories floating around, including that Melania was near death or had gotten a facelift.

He also pointed out that reporters had said they had seen Melania in the White House last week, but the media ignored those sightings.

Rumors flew in the media regarding Melania’s absence from public events despite her recent major surgery. A CNN segment even claimed she was “missing.”

This coverage was in spite of reporters, including a CNBC correspondent, who saw her at the White House.

The First Lady tweeted her own assurance that she was doing well last week.

Despite his segment on the matter, CNN's Brian Stelter tweeted that the president was "conflating random Twitter commentators with 'the media.'"

Stelter's tweet prompted some on Twitter to point out specific instances in which media figures did suggest the things Trump tweeted.