First Lady Rips Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Writer: ‘You Are Sabotaging This Country With Your Cowardly Actions’

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First Lady Melania Trump expressed sharp disapproval Thursday of the anonymous New York Times op-ed that was written by a “senior official in the Trump administration” who talked about being a part of a “resistance” within the administration.

“Freedom of speech is an important pillar of our nation’s founding principles and a free press is important to our democracy,” she told CNN in a statement. “The press should be fair, unbiased and responsible.”

“To the writer of the op-ed — you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions,” the first lady emphasized.

Then she continued expressing dissatisfaction of the increased use of anonymous sources by the mainstream media, claiming that it was irresponsible and unfair.

“Unidentified sources have become the majority of the voices people hear about in today’s news,” she wrote. “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.”

President Trump took to Twitter and posted his own response to the op-ed Wednesday, referring to the writer “gutless” and asking if the administration official actually existed.

The Trump News Gazette

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