Melania Trump Completely Lashes Out At The Media Over Recent Coverage

Former first lady Melania Trump is back in the headlines again. The 51-year-old public figure has kept a relatively low profile since leaving the White House in January 2021, while her husband, former president Donald Trump, continues to dominate coverage for his involvement and subsequent litigations in the January 6 insurrection. A source toldĀ People that Melania's low-key lifestyle is deliberate and said that she prefers to do her own thing "away from the spotlight." "She makes an appearance with Donald for certain dinners, but spends much of her time with her own family," the source added. "This is a way of life for her and she likes it, especially in Palm Beach."

While Melania has tried to avoid the spotlight as much as possible, her status as a public figure means that her work is subject to criticism. On February 12, The New York Times reported that Melania's selling tickets to a "high tea" event in April, from which organizers say profits will benefit an initiative that's part of her Be Best initiative called "Fostering the Future." However, a probe into the event found that the campaign doesn't exist in Florida and that she's currently being investigated for violating a state law that requires organizers to register before soliciting charity funds. Needless to say, Melania is not happy about the media coverage and has lashed out at critics over the controversy.

Melania Trump accused the media of being 'dream killers'

Following the report by The New York Times, Melania Trump defended herself on Twitter, calling the media "dishonest." "Everything has been done lawfully, & all documents are in the works. Read with caution-typical corrupt media," she wrote. "We are working w/Bradley Impact Fund, a Donor-Advised Fund, to select charities that will receive the donations to foster children."

In another statement, Melania clarified that the "Fostering the Future" campaign is actually a part of her Be Best initiative, which she started in 2018, and criticized the media for painting her in a negative light. "The media has created a narrative whereby I am trying to act in an illegal or unethical manner," Melania said, clarifying that the money raised will be dispersed to another school after the original choice backed out. "That portrayal is simply untrue and adversely affects the children I hope to support." She went on to say those who "attack" her initiatives and good deeds "are quite literally dream killers."

This isn't the first time that Melania has complained about how she, Donald Trump, and her family have been treated in the media. She previously slammed news outlets for covering content from her ex-advisor and former friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's memoir, calling them "noise made by self-serving adults" and that it was overshadowing the work she was doing for Be Best (via NBC News).