The first lady sat down with the primetime Fox News host aboard the USS George H.W. Bush after a day of visiting with troops at Joint Base Langley in Hampton, Virginia.
When asked by Hannity to explain her frequent use of the phrase ‘stay true to myself’, Melania said: ‘I do what I think is right. I know I will get the criticism – from the public or from the media – but I will do what is right and what I feel is right for the country and for the people.’
‘That’s why I say I want to stay true to myself and listen to myself and what to do and what is right, what is wrong and live a meaningful life every day.’
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Melania Trump brushed off criticism from the public and the media and said she always strives to do what she believes is the ‘right’ thing during a Wednesday night interview Sean Hannity
The interview took place aboard the USS George H.W. Bush after Melania spent the day visiting with troops at Joint Base Langley in Hampton, Virginia
The first lady also spoke about the daily difficulties she has encountered in the White House during the Hannity interview, which was previewed by
Melania said the hardest part of her role was dealing with ‘opportunists…using my name or my family name to advance themselves’.
She identified those opportunists as ‘comedians, journalists, performers and book writers’.
Hannity followed up by asking her: ‘Does it hurt?’
Melania defiantly replied: ‘It doesn’t hurt. The problem is they’re writing history and it’s not correct.’
Melania’s remarks came just as her husband’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen denounced the president and told the court: ‘I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds’ before being sentenced to three years in prison.
The first lady posted photos of herself touring Joint Base Langley to Twitter on Wednesday
Melania can be seen wearing a hat from the USS George H.W. Bush in a tweet revealing that she had landed on its deck on a Marine Corps V-22 Osprey