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

First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpEx-Melania Trump adviser raised concerns of excessive inauguration spending weeks before events: CNN The Hill's Morning Report - Trump moves green cards, citizenship away from poor, low-skilled White House seeks volunteers, musicians for Christmas celebrations 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 TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? 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.