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 has not become public.
Asked about his wife’s assertions during a separate interview Thursday on Fox News Channel, President Trump blamed being a newcomer to Washington for some of his picks and 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 asked Melania Trump whether she has the most control over her husband’s decisions of those in the White House.
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SOURCE: The Washington Post, John Wagner