(THeLastPatriotNews.com) – Former First Lady Melania Trump slammed the media for spreading false speculations about her stance in a statement following a lengthy public absence amid her husband’s arrest and arraignment.
On Tuesday, the former first lady’s office issued a press release calling on the American public not to trust media reports about her “personal, professional, and political” positions.
On Melania Trump’s behalf, the statement criticized articles where “unnamed sources are cited to bolster the author’s claims.” Still, it did not mention any specific news outlets allegedly involved in the practice.
“We ask readers to exercise caution and good judgment when determining whether or not stories concerning the former First Lady are accurate, particularly when they fail to cite Mrs. Trump as a source of information,” added the office.
The former First Lady’s release did not mention the former president or his ongoing legal battles.
The New York Post reported that Melania Trump’s statement came two days after her first public appearance with her husband following his arraignment last week.
On April 4, former President Donald Trump was charged with 34 counts of falsifying financial records at the initiative of Manhattan’s Democrat DA Alvin Bragg.
The charges concern the alleged 2016 case in which Trump’s then-lawyer Michael Cohen bribed porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal not to go public with claims that they had had affairs with the future president.
52-year-old Melania Trump publicly appeared with her husband at a Sunday Easter brunch at Mar-a-Lago.
The former First Lady didn’t accompany Donald Trump for his arraignment in NYC, and in his speech later that evening, he didn’t mention her among the family members whom he thanked for their support.
According to a Page Six report, Melania’s reappearance occurred after the former president pleaded with her to stand by his side during his candidacy to return to the White House in the 2024 election.
The Post noted that last week, an unnamed friend of the former first lady alleged that Melania Trump was “angry” about the indictment and arrest of her husband.
The same source also said she was “in denial about the couple’s ‘transactional’ marriage.”
Trump, who has pleaded not guilty to all business fraud charges, is due back at the New York City court on December 4, 2023.
He has consistently denied the claims that he has had affairs with Stormy Daniels, whom he calls “Horseface,” or with others. Trump has also insisted there was no wrongdoing in any payments involved in the case.
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— New York Post (@nypost) April 11, 2023