U.S. First Lady Melania Trump has embarked on a solo trip of four African countries — Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Egypt — to promote the health care and education programs for United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
First lady Melania Trump said in an interview broadcast Thursday that there have been people in her husband’s White House whom she doesn’t trust, including some who still work there, and that she considers herself one of the most bullied people in the world.
During the interview with ABC News, conducted during her recent solo trip to Africa, Trump was asked by interviewer Tom Llamas whether the president has had people working for him she didn’t trust.
“Yes,” she replied, adding that she has let her husband know.
“Some people, they don’t work there anymore,” Trump said.
Asked whether there are still people in the administration she can’t trust, Trump said, yes.
“It’s harder to govern,” the first lady said. “You always need to watch your back.”
Her comments come in the wake of an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times last month claiming that there is a “resistance” within the Trump administration. The Times said the piece was written by a senior administration official, whose identity still has not become public.
Asked about his wife’s assertions during a separate interview Thursday on Fox News, President Trump blamed being a newcomer to Washington for some of his picks but said he is happier with his team now.
“Are there some I’m not in love with? Yes, and we’ll weed them out,” he added.
During the ABC interview, Llamas also asked Melania Trump whether she has the most control over her husband’s decisions of those in the White House.
“Oh, I wish,” she said, laughing.
“I give him my honest advice and honest opinions, and then he does what he wants to do,” Trump said.
During the interview, Trump also discussed her child-welfare initiative, Be Best, which includes a focus on combating cyber bullying.
“I could say I’m the most bullied person on the world,” the first lady said.
Pressed on that assertion, she added: “One of them, if you really see what people are saying about me.”
The President and the First Lady are giving their time and service to our country without pay to MAGA and to that end our country is so thankful.
The advice my Mom gave me about people disliking you was:
You cannot make people like you, no matter what you do. In most cases the reason why they don’t like you is because they are jealous of you, personally. The best thing is to be kind to them and ignore their jeers or sneeers and try not be around them anymore than necessary. If you have to work with them – treat them as you do others in the pool – just do your job. If they try to under mind you – then it is best to discuss it with your supervisor; but, still with grace and kindness. There are some people that you will never win over. So, don’t waste your time; but, stand up for yourself.
Remember the old adage, ‘Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me’. True courage consists in doing what is right, despite the jeers and sneers of our companions.
Trust but verify!