Opinion: CNN’s Brian Stelter should apologize to first lady Melania Trump
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Media outlets like Politico, Rolling Stone, TIME and CNN have decided to wildly speculate on the first lady's whereabouts during her recovery from a medical procedure on her kidneys that she underwent on May 14.
Some in the media, like CNN's media reporter Brian Stelter, have chosen to promote fake conspiracy theories and claim the first lady had “disappeared” or had been “MIA.”
Why do pundits like Brian Stelter continue to push for open-ended speculation on the first lady’s whereabouts? Because it dehumanizes her and her husband, our president, and allows these liberal members of the media to push their political agenda.
Look at this graphic that Stelter put up during his show, "Reliable Sources," last weekend. It is disgusting and it is false.
On May 14, the first lady underwent her procedure. There was a statement about her recovery.
There was a tweet or comment from the first lady and her team almost every day since the procedure. All of that was not good enough for conspiracy theorists in the press.
Here’s the bottom line: those, like Stelter, who have tried to use the first lady’s recovery to traffic in innuendo should be ashamed of themselves. Send Brian Stelter a tweet and let him know that he should apologize to our first lady for distorting the truth about her recovery.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.