Watch: Sarah Sanders Lashes Out At The Media Over Reports That Melania Spends Nights At Mom’s House
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday snapped at reporters and vehemently denied reports that First Lady Melania Trump is avoiding her husband, President Donald Trump, in the wake of his alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels.
“Melania Trump has settled into a quieter routine, often apart from the president, raising their son and carving out a place for herself in a most untraditional White House,” The Washington Post reported on Monday.
One reporter noted that the first lady is said to spend nights at her mother’s home instead of the White House.
“Just when you think The Washington Post can’t get things any more wrong, they do,” Sanders quipped at Monday’s White House briefing. “That is an outrageous and ridiculous claim. The first lady lives here at the White House. We see her regularly,” she added.
Then she took her ire on The Washington Post: “And I think that’s something that belongs in tabloid gossip, not on the front pages of The Washington Post. And I hope that they’ll do better next time.”
NBC’s Peter Alexander pointed out that Melania Trump was minutes away from announcing the next phase of her campaign against cyberbullying and wondered if the president accepted “responsibility” for his role in adding to the problem.
“This is something that is extremely important to the first lady,” Sanders replies. “I’m not going to get ahead of her announcement.”
Watch the video below (this exchange starts at the 11:25 mark).