Alongside their seething hatred of President Donald Trump, the cohosts of ABC’s The View are no fans of First Lady Melania Trump, either — and they’ve spent the last several days following the conclusion of the first lady’s solo trip to Africa attacking her.
But the first lady’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham wasn’t having it. She clapped back at the hosts on Twitter on Friday, urging them to “check your facts.”
Accused of being a mistress
ABC News correspondent Tom Llamas, who’d just interviewed Mrs. Trump in Africa, joined The View‘s regular cast on Friday to talk about Trump’s responses to his questions — one of which inquired into the first lady’s opinion of the president’s alleged past infidelities.
Melania Trump responded that such things were “not a concern” to her, because she had more important things to focus on. But it didn’t take long for The View‘s cohosts to to start speculating.
Yvette Nicole Brown surmised: “Is it possible that she’s not concerned with his mistresses because she was one of them?”
Llamas had appropriately replied that, “whether you like her or you don’t like her,” the first lady was still deserving of respect, to which Brown had retorted: “I don’t respect her.”
Those remarks came after just a day after the show’s hosts attacked the first lady for saying she only supported women who made accusations of sexual misconduct when they had actual evidence to support their claims.
“Check your facts”
But the first lady’s top line of defense had her back. Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham addressed the disgusting insinuations from Brown and The View with a biting tweet on Friday, writing:
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
Grisham tagged Llamas and ABC News in the sharp tweet that also included the hashtags “disrespectful,” “accusation” and “liberal media.”
For all of the talk from the left about how there is a need for more civil political discourse and how the institutions of our nation must always be respected, liberals on this ABC talkshow sure say some uncivil things about the current administration
The first lady could have ignored this disgusting slight from the harpies on The View, but times have changed — and the left doesn’t get to smear people with malign accusations sans evidence any longer.