CNN took the low route this week and attacked Melania Trump for her heritage. Commentator April Ryan bashed the first lady for being “not culturally American.” The offensive comment was made during a discussion of Trump’s new platform, the “Be Best” campaign.
“This is a First Lady who is not culturally American, but she is learning the ways,” Ryan said.
“This is not just an American issue. These are not just American issues. These are international issues. Cyberbullying is an international issue.”
Melania moved to the U.S. 22 years ago on a work visa. Her Slovenian background has nothing to do with the merits of her campaign, which focuses on ending cyber-bullying. Ryan also made it a point to attack Trump through her husband.
“She’s well aware of her husband’s cyberbullying,” Ryan said.
“He’s considered by some, well many I would say, in different sectors, one of the biggest bullies… He will call you out in a moment’s notice and she stood in front of him and basically said she wants to show young people how it’s done and do it right.”
Ryan’s awful comments didn’t go unnoticed. Steven Cheung, the White House Director of Strategic Response, called out CNN on Twitter.
“On @OutFrontCNN, @AprilDRyan just said @FLOTUS is not ‘culturally American.’ What does that even mean?” he tweeted.
“On a day when Mrs. Trump unveiled a very important initiative #BeBest, reporters can’t bring themselves to talk about anything but rumors and innuendo.”
Ryan was also torn apart by conservative commentator Glenn Beck.
“I know when some said that Obama wasn’t fully ‘culturally American’ reporters cried racism… Now that you, a reporter, are saying the same, can they cry racism? Or do you just hate foreigners? Wow, this is easy, I see why the left likes it.” he tweeted.
Criticizing President Trump is one thing. Attacking his wife because of her background is quite another.
(Source: Daily Mail)