Melania spokeswoman blasts 'salacious' reports as 'fake news'

A spokeswoman for first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report — Washington readies for Mueller end game Schwarzenegger tells Trump to 'listen to the first lady' before attacking McCain The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump steps up attacks on McCain MORE lashed out at the media for "tabloid" reporting that about she says has "seeped into 'main stream' reporting."

In a tweet Friday afternoon that did not mention a specific report, Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham accused news outlets of "salacious & false reporting," and referred to some outlets as "fake news."


"The laundry list of salacious & flat-out false reporting about Mrs. Trump by tabloid publications & TV shows has seeped into 'main stream media' reporting. She is focused on her family & role as FLOTUS - not the unrealistic scenarios being peddled daily by the fake news," Grisham tweeted.

The tweet from Grisham came just hours after the United Kingdom-based Daily Mail published a report claiming the first lady was spending nights in a D.C. hotel following news reports alleging that President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos claims he was pressured to sign plea deal Tlaib asking colleagues to support impeachment investigation resolution Trump rips 'Mainstream Media': 'They truly are the Enemy of the People' MORE's lawyer Michael Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to a porn star for her silence concerning an affair with Trump.

The first lady originally planned to accompany her husband to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the World Economic Forum but instead remained behind.

Grisham told CNN on Monday that the change was made due to "scheduling and logistical issues."

Trump has not made a public statement since the publishing of The Wall Street Journal's report earlier this month that President Trump had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2006, shortly after the birth of Barron Trump.