First Lady Melania Trump went full mama bear when asked about attacks on Barron Trump.
During a rare interview on Wednesday with Fox News host Sean Hannity, the first lady said it makes her angry when people attack her youngest son.
“It does make me angry” she said, adding that critics have no business going after her 12-year-old son. “Children should be off limits.”
“I protect him and I want to give him as normal a life as possible,” Trump said, noting that it’s hard for a child to live in the White House and be subjected to everything that comes with that life style.
She added that she “likes to protect him and give him the childhood he deserves.”
“He has a soft, beautiful heart, but he’s a fighter too and he’s very strong,” Trump added, likening him to his father, President Donald Trump.
Later in the interview, Trump was asked about what she believes has been the hardest part of being in the White House and absolutely nuked the media and celebrities.
The first lady vented frustration with “opportunists” who are using her family’s name for personal gain.
“I would say the opportunists who are using my name or my family name to advance themselves—from comedians to journalists to performers — book writers,” Melania said.
Trump said the criticisms don’t necessarily bother her, but added that she takes issue with journalists and others misrepresenting her family’s accomplishments to contort history.
“The problem is they are writing the history and it’s not correct,” she added.
Watch the full interview below:
Melania also spoke about staying connected and involved with her husband President Donald Trump’s administration and the daily operations.
She told Hannity that she’s not afraid to offer her opinions on issues ranging from staffing, policy positions, and other ideas.
“I follow what’s going on. And I give my husband advice and my honest opinion,” she said. “Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn’t.”
The first lady also spoke about her thoughts about the media, asserting that she believes some of what is reported about her husband and the White House is “fake news.”
Trump said: “I would say don’t believe everything what you hear and what you read. Not all of it, but some of it’s fake news.”
She also told Hannity that she is not “focusing on the gossip” surrounding speculation over her marriage to President Trump.
“The media likes to focus on the gossip and I would like them to focus on the substance and what we do, not just about nonsense,” Trump said.
She continued: “I do what I think is right. I know I will get the criticism from the public or from the media but I will do what is right and what I feel is right for the country and the people.”