As news intensified over the weekend that President Donald Trump allegedly had affairs with former Playboy model Karen McDougal and porn star Stormy Daniels, First Lady Melania Trump finally addressed their “salacious” claims.
Well, sort of.
While her husband has had his representatives deny the women’s allegations on his behalf, Melania Trump had her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, issue a tweet that referenced concern for the first couple’s 11-year-old son Barron.
Grisham’s tweet doesn’t address the veracity of the women’s claims. It instead chides the media for “enjoying” the “speculation and “salacious gossip” generated by what McDougal and Daniels said in interviews on CNN and “60 Minutes” respectively.
Grisham then writes: “I’d like to remind people there’s a minor child who’s name should be kept out of news stories when at all possible.”
While I know the media is enjoying speculation & salacious gossip, Id like to remind people there’s a minor child who’s name should be kept out of news stories when at all possible.
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) March 26, 2018
Grisham is likely referring to news reports, including in this outlet, that point out that Trump’s alleged sexual trysts with McDougal and Daniels took place in the summer of 2006, including at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in July 2006. The reports mention that Melania Trump had given birth to her son a few months earlier.
The Hill reports that the First Lady and Barron are currently vacationing in Mar-a-Lago for his spring break. They flew down to Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday. The president returned to Washington D.C. Sunday, meaning that the first couple weren’t together at Mar-a-Lago when Stormy Daniels’ “60 Minutes” interview with Anderson Cooper aired Sunday night.
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