White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders took aim at ABC gabfest “The View” on Friday after guest host Yvette Nicole Brown suggested that Melania Trump may have once been one of her husband’s “mistresses.”
The hosts were discussing the first lady’s recent interview with ABC News Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas, in which she addressed reports about the “alleged infidelities” of her husband.
“I am a mother and first lady,” she was quoted as saying during the interview, “and I have much more important things to think about and to do.”
After playing the clip, Brown raised the question: “Is it possible that she’s not concerned with his mistresses because she was one of them?”
Sanders took to Twitter to fire back at what she termed “disgusting attacks.”
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
“The left’s ‘war on women’ they disagree with is a disgrace,” she wrote. “FLOTUS is strong, accomplished, and has a lot more class than the women who bully her.”
Earlier in the day, a spokesperson for Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham, told Brown via Twitter to “check your facts before you accuse someone of being a mistress.”
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
She called the remark “disgusting” before adding that as “your” first lady, “she deserves your respect.”
Brown tweeted out shortly after that she “stand(s) by every word” she said.
I stand by every word I said.
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.
I own them. ✊🏽 https://t.co/QqgQVvPG7S
— 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.”
No host at the table, including Llamas, addressed Brown’s accusation.