A representative for Melania Trump criticized the panelists of the “The View” after the women addressed the first lady’s response to the anonymous op-ed submitted to The New York Times by a senior official within the Trump administration.
In the segment of Friday's show, Sunny Hostin read the statement Melania put out after the op-ed was published, saying in part, “Unidentified sources have become the majority of the voices people hear about in today’s news. People with no names are writing our nation’s history."
The statement added: "Words are important, and accusations can lead to severe consequences. If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves."
Hostin alluded to the idea of Melania being hypocritical in her statement, based upon some of the first lady’s previous actions.
"I recall that Melania was also a birther," said Hostin, referring to a group of people who believe President Obama wasn’t born in America. “Weren’t those words very important and accusation very important?”
Host Joy Behar also mentioned the fact that Melania wore a jacket with the words “I Really Don’t Care Do U” while on her way to visit immigrant children in Texas.
Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s director of communications, tweeted about the segment, saying the hosts were disrespectful and hypocritical in the segment.
She called the women out for allegedly “mocking” Melania’s accent as they read her statement on the show.
Before Hostin read Melania’s statement, Whoopi Goldberg, warned “Don’t do it,” but it’s unclear whether she was referring to speaking in an accent.