First lady Melania Trump accuses media of 'fake news and false accusations' in fundraising appeal for RNC
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First Lady Melania Trump took a break from her "Be Best" anti-bullying campaign to lash out at the press in a fundraising appeal for the Republican Party, NBC News reported Saturday.

The contribution request repeated her husband's "fake news" smear campaign and sought to raise funds for the Republican National Committee.

"Democrats and the opposition media are doing everything they possibly can to discredit Donald with false accusations by spreading their fake news and making it appear that he does not have the support of America’s voter," she said in the email.

Trump won the presidency after winning the Electoral College vote, even though American voters chose his opponent by millions of votes. The most recent Gallup poll showed 40 percent of American adults approving of Trump's job performance, while 54% disapprove.

"This is a battle we must win together. I’m asking you and other Americans across the country to personally register your support and help prove that the Democrats and media are wrong," the first lady urged.