A spokesperson for First Lady Melania Trump is accusing the presenters of The View of disparaging the President's wife of Slovenian origin by her accent.
Stephanie Grisham, who is a principal spokesperson in the East Wing of the White House, said the presenters at The View were "disrespectful and hypocritical" for "making fun of someone's accent."
Grisham tweeted the critique in response to a segment of the ABC party in which Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Abby Huntsman and Sunny Hostin discussed the anonymous post this week in The New York Times.
The opinion article was written by a "senior official" of the Trump administration who described himself as part of the internal "resistance" against the president.
The White House reacted angrily to the opinion article, while several cabinet officials and senior advisers denied that they were the ones writing the opinion article.
A spokesperson for First Lady Melania Trump is accusing the presenters of The View of disparaging the President's wife of Slovenian origin by her accent. See the co-hosts are seen from top left to right: Whoopi Goldberg, Abby Huntsman, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin.
Behar and Hostin criticized Melania Trump for her criticism of an anonymous editorial in The New York Times by a writer who says they are part of an internal "resistance" to President Donald Trump.
The First Lady was one of the people who criticized the author of opinion.
"Freedom of expression is an important pillar of our nation's founding principles and press freedom is important for our democracy," he said in a statement to CNN.
& # 39; The press must be fair, impartial and responsible.
"For the writer of the opinion article: you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions."
The statement continued: "Unidentified sources have become the majority of the voices that people hear in today's news.
& # 39; People without names are writing the history of our nation.
& # 39; Words are important and accusations can lead to serious consequences.
"For the writer of the opinion article, he is not protecting this country, he is sabotaging it with his cowardly actions," the First Lady said in a statement in response to the publication. President Trump and his wife are seen upstairs at the White House on August 27
"If a person is brave enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly defend their words and people have the right to defend themselves."
The View co-hosts criticized the First Lady, recalling that she plagiarized a speech written by Michelle Obama and that she also supported the conspiracy theories that suggest that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
Hostin read sarcastically Melania Trump's statement. Although it looked like he would make fun of the First Lady for her Slovenian accent, Goldberg warned her not to do it.
Eventually, Hostin read the statement without imitating the accent.
"I remember that Melania was also a birther," said Hostin.
Stephanie Grisham, lead spokesperson in the East Wing of the White House, said the presenters at The View were "disrespectful and hypocritical" for "making fun of someone's accent."
– Are not those words very important? & # 39;
Then Behar added: "How about," I really do not care, right? "What about those words?
That was a reference to the First Lady's jacket she wore when traveling to meet the detained children of migrants who were separated at the border.
The green jacket had the words & # 39; I really do not care, right? & # 39; Stamped on the back, which provoked criticism from people who said it showed insensitivity to the plight of migrant children.
Grisham has been fighting fairly recently on Twitter against the critics of the First Lady.
She criticized Issa Rae, the actress who stars in the hit HBO show "Insecure," for saying that the show should be canceled if Melania Trump liked it.