Melania Trump thanks Emily Ratajkowski for defending her against reprimanded NY Times reporter
Melania Trump thanked Emily Ratajkowski for defending her after the model claimed a New York Times reporter called the First Lady a "hooker." "Applause to all women around the world who speak up, stand up and support other women," Trump tweeted at Ratajkowski, adding the hashtags "#PowerOfEveryWoman #PowerOfTheFirstLady."
Ratajkowski revealed in a tweet yesterday that an unidentified New York Times reporter called the first lady a "hooker." "Sat next to a journalist from the NYT last night who told me 'Melania is a hooker,'" the model tweeted.
The Bernie Sanders supporter added it doesn't matter what your politics are, "it's crucial to call this out for what it is: slut shaming. I don't care about her nudes or sexual history and no one should." The New York Times said in a statement to Politico that they reprimanded the reporter for referring to "an unfounded rumor." "At a party last night, a Times reporter who does not cover Washington or politics, referred to an unfounded rumor regarding Melania Trump," a Times rep said.
"The comment was not intended to be public, but it was nonetheless completely inappropriate and should not have occurred. Editors have talked to the reporter in question about the lapse."
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