On Friday evening, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended First Lady of the United States Melania Trump from what she says are "disgusting attacks" that are all a part of the left's "war on women" who they disagree with. Sec. Sanders comments were sparked after a host on ABC's "The View" insinuated that Mrs. Trump was one of her husband's "mistresses."
Sad @TheView continues their disgusting attacks on @FLOTUS. The left’s “war on women” they disagree with is a disgrace. @FLOTUS is strong, accomplished, and has a lot more class than the women who bully her— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 12, 2018
Lauretta covered the original story and comments from Yvette Nicole Brown earlier today:
“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.
Later on the show, Llamas said that Mrs. Trump "deserves our respect because she is our First Lady."
"I don't respect her," Brown interjected.
This prompted an initial response from Mrs. Trump's spokesperson, calling the attacks "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
But, Brown doubled down on her comments. The View host said that she "owned" the words, not the show itself.
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