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about the oped, here is her answer to @CNN
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) September 6, 2018
It was published in The New York Times as a bombshell op-ed from an anonymous source. Supposedly, by a senior White House official who claimed to be part of the “Resistance,” actively engaged in working against President Donald Trump.
Member after member of the Trump administration has not only expressed anger over the op-ed, but has denied being the writer behind it. According to Fortune, that number has already topped one dozen.
Responses - First - Lady - Melania - Trump
But perhaps one of the most illuminating responses has come from First Lady Melania Trump. Born in “1970, in Novo Mesto, Slovenia (then part of communist Yugoslavia),” Biography notes that she “is said to be fluent in the Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German languages, with other outlets reporting that she speaks Italian, as well.”
So, remember that. She was not born in this country, did not grow up learning its history and English not her first language.
CNN - Kate - Bennett - First - Lady
When CNN’s Kate Bennett asked the First Lady for a comment about The New York Times op-ed, she likely did not expect to get something that could potentially boost the Trump White House popularity even further. Melania Trump’s statement is included in Bennett’s tweet:
The First Lady wrote, “Freedom of speech is an important pillar of our nation’s founding principles and a free press is important to our democracy. The press should be fair, unbiased and responsible.”
Sources - Majority - Voices - People - Today
“Unidentified sources have become the majority of voices people hear about in today’s news. People with no names are writing our nation’s history. Words are important, and accusations can lead to severe consequences.”
“If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves.”
Use - Sources
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