Melania Trump bemoaned a lack of leadership in what is being billed as her first interview since leaving the White House.
Clips of the former first lady’s interview with Fox News’s Fox & Friends Weekend was released Friday. Trump, who left the White House with her husband, former President Donald Trump, on Jan. 20, 2021, discussed “her take on the current state of the country, the launch of Fostering the Future, her Be Best Initiative, along with news of the day,” according to a preview description.
“So being out of D.C. and having that time, what do you make of the state of the country right now?” host Pete Hegseth asks in one clip.
“I think it’s sad to see what’s going on if you really look deeply into it. 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,” Melania Trump replies.
Hegseth also poses a question to the former first lady about the country’s baby formula shortage.
“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?” he asks.
“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,” Melania Trump says.
Asked for an explanation regarding the shortages, Melania Trump cites “leadership.” Asked to clarify whether it’s “leadership or lack thereof,” she adds “Yeah.”
In another clip, Hegseth asks Melania Trump about the U.S.-Mexico border and being snubbed by Vogue during her time as first lady.
This is an excerpt from The Washington Examiner.