Sarah Sanders snaps over reports Melania is shunning Trump: 'The first lady lives here at the White House'
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday vehemently denied reports that First Lady Melania Trump spends little time with her husband, President Donald Trump, in the wake of his alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels.

The Washington Post reported on Monday that "Melania Trump has settled into a quieter routine, often apart from the president, raising their son and carving out a place for herself in a most untraditional White House."

One reporter noted that the first lady is said to spend nights at her mother's home instead of the White House.

"Just when you think The Washington Post can't get things any more wrong, they do," Sanders quipped at Monday's White House briefing. "That is an outrageous and ridiculous claim. The first lady lives here at the White House. We see her regularly.

Sanders added: "And I think that's something that belongs in tabloid gossip, not on the front pages of The Washington Post. And I hope that they'll do better next time."

NBC's Peter Alexander pointed out that Melania Trump was minutes away from announcing the next phase of her campaign against cyberbullying and wondered if the president accepted "responsibility" for his role in adding to the problem.

"This is something that is extremely important to the first lady," Sanders replies. "I'm not going to get ahead of her announcement."

Watch the video below from The White House.

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