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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Press Is Just Horrible!’ Donald Trump Says Media ‘Ravaged’ Melania Trump

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Melania and Donald Trump
Melania and Donald Trump

In the latest episode of “Candace,” which airs exclusively for Daily Wire members on Tuesday, May 4 at 9 p.m. Eastern, Candace Owens spoke with former President Donald Trump in an exclusive interview.

One of several questions posed by the Daily Wire star explored an often-dismissed subject: the impact of Trump’s presidency on his family.

“How has it impacted your family to be thrust into the spotlight in this way?” Owens asked. “I always have my heart out for Melania.”

“I mean, this beautiful woman, should be on the cover of every magazine,” Owens added. “Every First Lady that came before her celebrated, ‘we love you, we love you!’ And they were unrelenting in their nasty coverage towards her.”

“You also have a young son, how do they deal with this?” Owens asked.

“Well, they handle it really well,” Trump responded.

“And Melania really, it’s amazing,” he said. “She’s very confident. She’s a confident person, a good person. And the people love her.”

“You know, when I make speeches, there’s signs all over. ‘We love our First Lady. We love our First Lady,’ so many signs like that. The people get it, they love her,” Trump continued.

The former president then moved on to discuss the way the press treated Melania Trump during his presidency.

“But the press is just horrible,” Trump argued. “I remember she did — the first time I really saw it — she did a beautiful Christmas display at the White House, worked very, very hard and it was so beautiful, everybody said, and they just ravaged it. They thought it was so terrible.”

“And I know terrible,” Trump joked. “I know what bad is and I know what good is.”

“It was just killed the next year she did it and did it differently,” Trump continued later, “and maybe did it more according to what they would have suggested, and it was ravaged. There was nothing that she could have done.”

“But she handles it really well,” Trump concluded.

The comparative treatment of the former and current First Lady is not limited to the press. For example, Rosanna Arquette tweeted in early April, “I love First Ladies who are educated, compassionate, have deep integrity and care about all Americans and on to of that are really chic . we’ve missed that since Michelle Obama. Now we have Dr Jill Biden.”

Writer Tony Posnanski was less subtle, tweeting, “In all seriousness, Dr. Jill Biden could wear a pickle barrel with plastic grocery bags on her feet and she would still be classier than the racist birth [sic] f***face Melania Trump.”

On January 20, Melania Trump described being First Lady as her “greatest honor.”

“Being your first lady was my greatest honor,” she said. “Thank you for your love and your support. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, God bless your families, and God bless this beautiful nation. Thank you.”

Ian Haworth is an Editor and Writer for The Daily Wire. Follow him on Twitter at @ighaworth.

The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

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