Melania Responds with Fire After Michelle Obama Criticizes Her Not Taking Her Help

November 13, 2018Nov 13, 2018

Former first lady Michelle Obama seems to spend a lot of time talking about the Trumps in her new memoir, "Becoming." In one section, she relates how former first lady Laura Bush, offered to help Obama when she was an incoming first lady, according to CNN

Bush kindly told Obama that if she needed help, then Mrs. Bush was "a phone call away."

In turn, Obama writes she did the same for Melania Trump when she became the incoming first lady. Melania, however, has yet to take Obama up on the offer.

On Sunday, Obama was asked about the incident by ABC News' Robin Roberts, "Has (Trump) reached out asked?"

"No," said Obama flatly. "No, she hasn't."

Roberts did not ask Mrs. Obama if she had taken Bush up on her offer during her time as the first lady.

On Monday afternoon, Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's communications director, sent back fire to the criticism. She made it clear that Mrs. Trump does not need the help of a woman who routinely bashes her husband in the media.

"Mrs. Trump is a strong and independent woman who has been navigating her role as First Lady in her own way," Grisham wrote via email. "When she needs advice on any issue, she seeks it from her professional team within the White House."

Melania, however, may have taken up a similar offer from Laura Bush. Last year, former first lady Laura Bush told CNN in an interview that she had spoken to Trump since she became the first lady, and that she had "been back and had tea with her."

This isn't the first thing that Obama has said about the Trumps. She also had some pretty inflammatory things to say about how she felt during the inauguration. 

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