“The View” guest co-host and actress Yvette Nicole Brown went after first lady Melania Trump Friday as ABC’s Tom Llamas previewed his exclusive interview with her that airs Friday evening.
“Is it possible that she’s not concerned with his mistresses because she was one of them?” Brown asked.
The table appeared shocked by that speculation and “The View” host Abby Huntsman changed the subject.
Llamas complimented Melania’s politeness and demeanor, which he said was similar on and off camera. He then gently rebuked Brown’s comment.
“Before we go, I do want to say something,” he said. “There was a comment made at this table today about Mrs. Trump.”
“Allegedly,” Brown interrupted.
“I just want to say whether you like her or you don’t like her, she deserves our respect because she is our First Lady,” Llamas said.
“I don’t respect her,” Brown replied.
Melania’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham weighed in on Brown’s comment on Twitter Friday, calling it “disgusting.”
Day 2 of attacks from @TheView. @YNB check your facts before you accuse someone of being a mistress. She’s your @FLOTUS - she deserves your respect & certainly not your lies. Disgusting. #disrespectful #accusation #LiberalMedia @TomLlamasABC @ABCWorldNews— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) October 12, 2018
Brown responded that she stood by “every word” she said.
I stand by every word I said.— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 12, 2018
My mom taught me that respect is earned. And thankfully we live in a nation--at least for now--where I don't have to bow down to dear leader or his third wife.
And come for ME, @StephGrisham45, not @TheView. The views were MINE.
I own them. ??? https://t.co/QqgQVvPG7S
Hey @StephGrisham45 was Melania NOT his mistress? I'm only going by HIS math of when they got together. That and that he's had multiple mistresses before. Many that he's paid off. I added an allegedly later. Was that not enough? #KanyeShrug #IReallyDontCareDoYou? ?? https://t.co/derbt1ctY5— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 12, 2018