Melania Trump’s spokeswoman brags about Melania watching ‘any channel she wants’

American President Donald Trump lands in Scotland

I mentioned this in yesterday’s story about Michael Cohen’s tape of he and Donald Trump discussing payoffs to former mistresses. That story was broken by CNN, and just hours before CNN broke the Cohen-Trump tape story, the New York Times had a story about Trump throwing a massive tantrum because Melania had one television turned to CNN while they were traveling on Air Force One. I didn’t expect to hear anything more about it, but that’s because I forgot that Melania and her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham are nonsensically petty. Melania actually had Grisham issue a big statement about the whole “TV turned to CNN” story.

There are hundreds and hundreds of TV channels in the U.S. There’s Bravo, TV Land, QVC, and several others. And according to her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham, First Lady Melania Trump can watch any of them. Grisham’s brag was in response to an inquiry from CNN reporter Kate Bennett, who asked whether the First Lady had any comments on the newly released Cohen tapes (in which the president can be heard discussing with his former attorney Michael Cohen how to buy the rights to a former Playboy model’s story about her alleged affair with him) and a recent New York Times report that the president was upset when he saw Melania watching CNN on Air Force One instead of his channel of choice, Fox News.

“Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with NAS?” Grisham responded, referring to neonatal abstinence syndrome, a drug-related condition the First Lady plans to tackle with her confusing “Be Best” campaign. “Maybe you’d like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month. Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants btw) or if she heard some recording on the news.”

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“Any channel she wants btw…” Melania Trump do what she wants. Melania Trump don’t really care DO U? We’ve gotten to the point where the First Lady’s office is actually issuing unhinged statements about this. We’re just beyond. Besides, that’s not really a denial of the NYT story – the story was that the Orange One had a tantrum, and that taxpayers are probably going to have to foot the bill for additional TVs for the Trumps so Melania can watch her precious CNN. Ha.

As for Trump’s Orange Fatwa against CNN… yesterday, he banned a CNN reporter from an open press event in the Rose Garden. CNN issued a statement:

The White House Correspondents’ Association issued a statement too:

Sure makes the media’s performative outrage over Michelle Wolf’s “smokey eye” joke look kind of stupid in retrospect, right?

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    I really don’t care what she watches. Do you?

  2. Cidy says:

    Um.. ok??? That is the most pointless.. “she can watch any channel she wants” like, what does that have to do with anything?? What does that have to do with the fact that her husband is a treasonous scum bag who pays off affairs, colluded with foreign governments and separates kids from their families? Are we all supposed to clap now, “ok everybody, stop asking Melania questions because she can watch any channel she wants” like, what????

    • Elkie says:

      It means that she’s her own person. Which means that she’s with a racist, lying, adulterous, misogynist, narcissistic scumbag of her own free will and everyone can stop feeling sorry for her.

      • Christin says:

        I remember a pre-election interview where she repeatedly claimed to be very independent. No one tells her what to think!

        “Sure, Jan.” He was the slimy ticket to staying in this country and having the appearance of wealth. So very independent, eh?

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:


  3. RBC says:

    There will never be a movie about this family and administration. Too much material to cover. Hollywood will have to develop a 24/7 cable channel devoted to the subject. Just unreal

    • Esmom says:

      It’s true. Every damn day is an entire film or book’s worth of material. Exhausting and infuriating how much they are getting away with.

    • Rescue Cat says:

      HBO could make it a TV show and let it run for as many seasons as it needed to.

    • rrabbit says:

      A new kind of horror movie?

    • Ewe says:

      They should turn it into a TV series like The Windsors. They wouldn’t even have to spend money on writers since it all writes itself.

      Instead of a pardy we’d have to call it a docu-series.

  4. grabbyhands says:

    “This type of retaliation is wholly inappropriate, wrong-headed, and weak. It cannot stand.”

    Unfortunately, it IS standing. The base loves that he banned this reporter and they will support it until the only reporters left are from Fox News, after which time the propaganda machine will be complete and he won’t even bother with “press conferences” anymore because no one will be interested.

    “Maybe you’d like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month.” Hmm, or maybe she’d like to talk about the way her f*cking husband attacks anyone who even remotely questions or criticizes him, the way he bullies and verbally abuses women in particular. Or the way he’s made it a whole lot easier for those who are troubled to get access to firearms to commit mass murders, sometimes against those kids you pretend to be concerned about.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      Mel is just as venal, rage filled and spiteful as drump. And lazy. She stole her (only) WH initiative from Michelle Obama. It’s interesting to see these trump grifters play by the same entitled, self aggrandizing, plagerism playbook.

    • Kitten says:

      Right? F*cking SPARE ME the faux outrage and sanctimony, Steffie.

      Melania is useless and her husband is a menace to society. Meanwhile, children are in cages and parents’ lives are destroyed because Melania and her husband don’t care (do u?).

      They can all f*ck right the hell off with the holier-than-thou act.

  5. adastraperaspera says:

    The real problem for me is that she’s watching our TV on our Airforce One. Sick of her grifting along with the rest of them. Tired of paying their phone and electricity bills too!

  6. Anna nuttall says:

    I heard a news report where Trump hit the ceiling when he found Melania TV set on Air Force One set to CNN instead of Fox News. He was apparently overheard shouting at her and going completely mental.
    What a nut-job!

  7. Indiana Joanna says:

    Mel’s zinger to drump. I bet those two never communicate except through the media. drump–twitter; Mel–press releases and snotty insults on clothing inappropriately worn while out on official WH engagements.

    And I love Trump baby blimp.

  8. Neelyo says:

    The real story here is the reporter being barred from an event, not what this odious human watches on television. Bill Shine in action.

    • Enormous Coat says:

      Yeah, the lack of a free press should be what we hone in on. Unless this grifting, racist, criminal pos works that into her Be Best campaign, I couldn’t care less about anything that happens to her, short of arrest.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      drump’s angry, threat-like condemnation of the media (“Do not believe what the media says, they say crap. Believe me when I say tariffs are good and my base may suffer, but so what because I’m doing this to hurt people”) was so demonic that I think he ready to blow up. Fingers crossed.

  9. ellebee says:

    Lol Melania seems petty and passive aggressive and I kind of enjoy it.

    I think she is wishing for his downfall as much as the rest of us tbh. Still think she’s trash but if something pisses off Donny I’m here for it

  10. Why? says:

    Melania cares more about tv channels than kids who has been taken from their parents. She is just as self-centered as her husband. The Dotard and his family treat the presidency as if it’s a reality tv show.

    The WH press reporters just keep embarrassing themselves. They allow Sarah Lieabee to berate them and lie to them and they keep going back. The proper response to what the WH and Sarah did to Kaitlyn would have been to boycott the Rose Garden briefing.

    Now the WH is openly restricting access to reporters who ask questions they don’t like. The response from the WH reporters should have been to boycott the press briefing in the Rose Garden where they received more useless information, but instead they opted to tweet their support for the reporter and disapproval of what the WH did. The best way to hold the WH and Sarah Lieabee accountable for their actions is to stop showing up to the press briefings. The WH reporters are not learning anything from these briefings.

    Once again(like with the Red Hen), Sarah Lieabee used her position to lie and tarnish the reporter’s reputation. She claimed that the reporter asked inappropriate questions and that she didn’t leave when she was asked. Just like she did with the Red Hen, she has the bots attacking the reporter and repeating her talking points. Why do these WH reporters continue to let Sarah Lieabee get away with things like this? When will the WH reporters hold Sarah Lieabee accountable for her lies?

    The WH had questions removed from the transcript of the Dotard Putin press briefing. The WH tried to blame the translators for removing the question about if Putin wanted the Dotard to win and if he helped him.

    Meadows and Jim Jordan along with 9 other republicans filed impeach charges against Rod Rosenstein. When will Mueller indict those republicans who are trying to stop his investigation? They are getting bolder. The press should have stayed on the story about Jim Jordan and the wrestlers.

    The WH also announced that the Dotard’s meeting with Putin has been pushed back until next year. They tried to claim that it was because of Mueller’s investigation, but some reporters said that it was because Putin was giving them the run around just like he did to those republicans who visited Russia during the week of the 4th of July.

    • JRenee says:

      Idk if trump would care about a press boycott. He thinks Twitter is his best press.
      This is horrible..

      • Why? says:

        The Dotard is a narcissist, so he lives for the attention. It would most certainly hurt his feelings if the WH reporters started boycotting Sarah’s briefings. Did you see how his feelings were hurt by the Dotard blimp baby? I wish twitter would ban the Dotard, I don’t care if it’s just for one day. He keeps violating their policies and there are no consequences for his actions.

  11. Christin says:

    If two self-absorbed grifters can’t make it work, what hope is there?

  12. Q T Hush says:

    Absolutely agree about reporters need to be reporting on the events that the Liar-in-chief isn’t talking about. SHS gets annoyed with every question put forth to her and never answers without insulting the person asking her the question. They should boycott this insane ritual of abuse. We all know Trumpians hate to be ignored. What do say we give it a try and focus on what’s happening to our country, that this alleged government isn’t talking about , but are doing to us in reality. Forget the base, the sycophants in the White House and the pervert in chief and let’s concentrate on getting the vote out. Change is good and this is a good time to change.

  13. Dr Mrs The Monarch says:

    The only way that the press should cover this administration is:

    Today at a press conference Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement that was demonstrably false. The press secretary subsequently refused to answer questions from reporters. Calls for her dismissal have been ignored. America deserves better.

    Also, it is hilarious that the first lady’s minion refused to acknowledge that some of Dump’s actions relate to Melania. She should release a statement declaring that Melania has nothing to do with her spouse, so stop asking questions about it, okay?

  14. Darla says:

    I don’t know how these reporters stand being spoken to like children. SHS talks to them like they are her small children. At his so-called “press conferences” where the reporters are not permitted to question him, someone is always shouting “You’re done, you’re done, let’s go” at them.

    I couldn’t be spoken to like that.

    • Wood Dragon says:

      Sometimes she sounds like a mean 6th grader being snotty to the 3rd graders. She’s just so ugly on the inside. I hope she and the rest of her traitorous cohorts working for Trump feel all sorts of ‘you aren’t welcome here’ whenever they go out.

  15. Wood Dragon says:

    Not that I care much for that gold digger for citizenship and her leech parents, but if Melania wanted to do everyone a favor, she turn on MSNBC and turn it up. Drumpf would blow such a fuse that he just might stroke out or keel over with a heart attack.

  16. Why? says:

    The Dotard tweeted that twitter was shadow banning prominent republicans. First of all, Twitter isn’t banning prominent republicans, they are banning bot accounts. The press gives way too much credit to the Dotard’s base, what they should be focusing on is what percentage of his base are actually bots. It must be a huge number for the Dotard to get on twitter and complain after twitter decided to clean up the bot accounts. Secondly, how can the Dotard complain about twitter banning “prominent republicans”(bot accounts) when he had a reporter banned from the Rose Garden propaganda briefing yesterday and is trying to take away the security clearances of officials who criticized him and who don’t even have security clearances to take away because they don’t work for the WH anymore? The press has got to start calling the Dotard out on his hypocrisy.

  17. Ladykeller says:

    Any channel she wants. Her husband sure spoils her.

  18. Why? says:

    It is being reported that Cohen is going to tell Mueller that the Dotard knew about the Russian Meeting in Trump Tower before the meeting took place. Cohen’s lawyer says that they didn’t leak the information and suggested that it was leaked by the Dotard and his people. The story was broken by Peter Alexander, Kristen Welker, and Hallie Jackson. Which means that their source is the Dotard, Guiliani, or one of the Trump kids. Cohen normally leaks to that reporter from Vanity Fair who looks like she is always fan girling over Cohen by the way she attempts to depict him as the victim and in a positive light. Guiliani didn’t deny it that they leaked the information about Cohen, but said that Cohen can’t be believed. Was this information about Cohen, to distract from the deadline(which is tonight) to return the kids to their parents?

  19. Bread and Circuses says:

    I don’t know whether Melania hates her husband, but Melania’s spokeswoman sure does.

  20. DizzyLizzy says:

    How far the US has fallen when a WH spokesperson makes rebuttals on what channels the FLOTUS is watching.

    The previous first lady was actually busy effecting change and making the news. This one is a clown like her husband.