'Michelle Obama Could Do No Wrong': Ingraham, Kurtz on Media's Treatment of Melania Trump
Fox News host and media analyst Howard Kurtz said Thursday that "no other modern first lady has been treated" as badly as first lady Melania Trump has in the past few years.
In an interview with Sean Hannity, the first lady called out "opportunists" who continually criticize her and her family, highlighting attacks on her son, 12-year-old Barron.
She called out comedians, journalists and others who she said were "using my name or my family name to advance themselves."
“Does it hurt?” Hannity responded.
“It doesn’t hurt. The problem is they’re writing history and it’s not correct,” she answered.
Laura Ingraham called out the resulting coverage of Mrs. Trump's comments, with CNN characterizing it as a "meltdown" by the first lady.
"Apparently offended by the truth, CNN proved the first lady's point less than 24 hours later," she said, arguing the media focuses on Melania's poll numbers after failing to do the same with other first ladies.
Kurtz agreed, noting that Melania has faced mockery of her accent and repeated media chatter about her feelings toward her husband.
"Melania is subjected to a particularly brutal kind of treatment and mockery," he said.
Ingraham noted the #FreeMelania apparel and bumper stickers being sold and that a reporter once asked Sarah Sanders about a report that the first lady was not living in the White House.
Both agreed that Mrs. Trump should do more interviews to contrast the negative coverage.
"Michelle Obama could do no wrong," said Ingraham.
Watch the discussion above.