Melania Trump: Some comedians, journalists use Trump name to ‘advance themselves’

First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump beefs up impeachment defense with Dershowitz, Starr Trump welcomes LSU to the White House: 'Go Tigers' The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial MORE on Wednesday criticized journalists and comedians as “opportunists.”

In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump accused media figures, authors and “performers” of “using my name or my family name to advance themselves.”

“It doesn’t hurt,” she said. “The problem is they’re writing history and it’s not correct.”

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The first lady told Hannity that despite criticism “from the public or from the media,” she tries to “stay true” to herself and do what she believes is “right.”

“I will do what is right and what I feel is right for the country and for the people,” she said. “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.”

Trump, who rarely gives televised interviews, has delved into children’s causes as her main issue while first lady, launching her “Be Best” campaign to champion positive social media use.

The first lady has been widely questioned for highlighting cyberbullying in her advocacy work, since President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE frequently uses Twitter to attack the media and political opponents with demeaning nicknames and insults.

Melania Trump said in her Wednesday interview that she does not always agree with her husband’s “tone” and that she gives him “advice” and “honest opinion.”

“Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn’t,” the first lady said of the president.