Don Lemon’s show on CNN usually devolves into a Trump bashing trainwreck when the first outraged guest enters the screen and last night was more of the same.
The media’s fixation and fascination with all things Trump knows no bounds and because Trump sells, and negative Trump stories really sell, the truth is pushed aside for profit.
It’s not just with Trump that out media acts in such a hysterical fashion but they have taken it to extraordinary lengths under the Trump administration. Thankfully Melania set the record straight and called them out.
From Fox News: On “Tonight with Don Lemon,” CNN global affairs analyst Susan Glasser said that she was “struck” by Mrs. Trump’s comments.
“First of all, she has this incredible air of aggrievement,” Glasser told CNN anchor Don Lemon. “Here is this extraordinary story of a woman who came to this country as an immigrant, as a model, and is now the first lady of the United States and you would think in her rare public appearances, you know, that some terrible wrong has been done to her in this country. I’ve always been surprised by that air of grievance that she carries very publically with her.”
“I’m sure privately, you’re allowed to grouse, but you know, if Michelle Obama had done half of the complaining that she has done in her limited interviews… she’d be skewered,” Walsh said. “I mean, there’s just a constant sort of pity party whenever she gets in front of a microphone.”
CNN contributor Rob Astorino pushed back at the comparison between the first ladies, insisting that Mrs. Obama “didn’t need to complain” since the press “loved her.”
“When she was first lady, she realized it’s a high honor to be first lady,” Lemon told the panel.
Later on in the program, CNN contributor Joan Walsh echoed Glasser’s sentiment, saying Mrs. Trump “continues to whine” about being First Lady.
Enter Melania Trump. From NBC: First lady Melania Trump said that the most difficult part of her time in the White House is watching “opportunists” use her family’s name to advance their careers, claiming they’re not recording history properly.
“I would say the opportunists who are using my name or my family’s names to advance themselves, from comedians to journalists, to performers, bookwriters,” she said in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity which aired Wednesday.
“The problem is they are writing the history and it’s not correct.”
She added that she hoped the media would focus on ‘the substance and not the gossip’. Ouch!