Posted on February 18 2017
First Lady Melania Trump opened a rally for her husband, President Donald Trump, with brief remarks and a prayer today in Melbourne, Florida. The Trumps made their entrance from Air Force One before a capacity crowd, a scene reminiscent of the campaign rallies that were a feature of the Trump campaign last year.
Mrs. Trump, who speaks five languages including her native Slovenian, embraced the crowd to a roaring ovation. Addressing recent attacks and vitriol toward her from media and Hollywood celebrities in recent weeks, the First Lady told the audience, "No matter what the opposition is saying about me, I will act in the best interest of all of you."
It was reported earlier this week that NY Times reporter Jacob Bernstein, son of Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein and the late author Nora Ephron, referred to First Lady Melania Trump as a "hooker" at a private event.
“At a party last night, a Times reporter who does not cover Washington or politics, referred to an unfounded rumor regarding Melania Trump. The comment was not intended to be public, but it was nonetheless completely inappropriate and should not have occurred,” said the New York Times in a statement about on the matter. “Editors have talked to the reporter in question about the lapse.”
Bernstein has since apologized for the remark.