Fox News’ Howard Kurtz thinks the media is too mean to Melania Trump.
During an appearance on “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday evening, Kurtz admitted that all first ladies are political figures “by definition.”
“But Melania is subjected to a particularly brutal kind of treatment and mockery, whether it’s Jimmy Kimmel making fun of her accent, to all this media chatter about, well, why didn’t she go on this trip with her husband and did she swat his hand away?”
He added: “She’s got a thick skin, but no other modern first lady has been treated like this.”
During the Obama years, a Fox News medical analyst said former first lady Michelle Obama should “drop a few” pounds, Ann Coulter said her next hashtag should be “I’m married to an idiot,” and Matt Drudge said he ran a seven-minute mile by imagining she was “chasing me with a long needle and syringe.”
Fox News' Howard Kurtz on Melania Trump: "No other modern first lady has been treated like this" pic.twitter.com/mv9H97Lvjs
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