Former First Lady Melania Trump gave her first interview since leaving the White House, speaking with “Fox and Friends” about the state of the country and placing the blame on “leadership” for the issues the American people are currently facing.
In a clip making the rounds on social media of Trump’s appearance Sunday on “Fox and Friends,” host Pete Hegseth asked the former first lady what her opinion was about “the state of the country” in regards to skyrocketing inflation, shortages of baby formula, record high gas prices, and more. According to Trump, these problems are the fault of the country’s “leadership,” or perhaps a “lack thereof.”
“I think it’s sad to see what’s going on, if you really look deeply into it,” she said. “I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering, and what is going on around the world as well. So, it’s very sad to see and I hope it changes fast.”
Hegseth then asked Trump what she thinks when she sees things like shortages of baby formula across the country, and she said that it was “heartbreaking.”
“It’s been in the news, as someone who loves children and has dedicated so much to their betterment, how do you feel when you see [a] shortage of baby formula and families just struggling to get basic items like that?” the Fox News host asked.
“It’s heartbreaking to see that they are struggling, and the food is not available for children in [the] 21st century in [the] United States of America,” the former first lady responded.
When Hegseth pressed further to see if Trump had any explanation for the problems that Americans are facing, she had a simple, one word answer: “Leadership.”
“Leadership, or lack thereof?” the host asked, to which Trump replied: “Yeah.”
In a second clip from the Fox News interview, Trump was asked about not appearing on the cover of Vogue during her time as first lady, despite the magazine featuring current first lady Jill Biden — as well as past first ladies such as Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton — on the cover.
“They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” she explained. “And I think American people and everyone sees it. It was their decision and I have much more important things to do and I did in the White House than being on the cover of Vogue.”