Melania Trump doesn’t speak out too often, but when she does she packs a punch!
And she just landed that punch right in the face of the Fake News Media by telling them they need to cover serious stories like the opiod crisis as much as they like to cover fake news idle gossip!
You go Melania!
Here's more, from the Washington Examiner:
First lady Melania Trump is challenging journalists to cover the opioid crisis as often as they publish “idle gossip and trivial stories.”
She made the request while speaking in Las Vegas Tuesday at an event with conservative commentator Eric Bolling, whose 19-year-old son died from an overdose in 2017.
“I’d also like to take a moment to challenge the media to cover this very real issue as often as possible. In 2017, we lost at least 72,000 Americans to overdoses — that’s 197 lost American lives per day, more than 8 lost lives per hour," she said. "I challenge the press to devote as much time to the lives lost and the potential lives that could be saved by dedicating the same amount of coverage that you do to idle gossip or trivial stories.”
Trump appeared to take a jab at the constant "breaking news" alerts about her husband's administration.
"When we see breaking news on TV or the front pages of newspapers, it is my hope that it can be about how many lives we were able to save through education and honest dialogue. We all have a real opportunity to help this country save lives, and I know these are the real issues that people care about," she said.
This is the second event in which Trump has teamed up with Bolling; the pair addressed the opioid crisis at Virginia's Liberty University in November. And it's not the first time she's dismissed coverage of the White House. Late last year, she told Fox News' Sean Hannity that she would prefer the media focus on "substance" over "nonsense."
And from Fox News:
The first lady made the remarks during a town hall-style discussion in Las Vegas about the opioid epidemic that claimed nearly 48,000 American lives in 2017.
Melania said she wished the media would spend as much time highlighting the heartbreaking crisis as it does "idle gossip or trivial stories."
The first lady suggested the epidemic should be leading the news when asked what else the media could do.
"I think it should be on every media and the front pages of the newspaper, and I'm sure a lot of people would follow and go home and talk with the children and educate them, so they are responsible adults and they show them how drugs can be dangerous," she said.
Continuing, she challenged the media to: "devote as much time to the lives lost, and the potential lives that could be saved, by dedicating the same amount of coverage that you do to idle gossip or trivial stories.
"When we see breaking news on TV, or the front pages of newspapers — it is my hope that it can be about how many lives we were able to save through education and honest dialogue."