The press secretary and communications director for Melania Trump exaggerated Melania Trump’s popularity during a Saturday appearance on the Fox News show “Justice with Judge Jeanine” Pirro.
“I’m curious as to how she is received,” Pirro noted. “I mean, she’s got incredible numbers in this country, I mean, her percentages when she polls, isn’t she like 70 percent or something?”
“Yes,” East Wing staffer Stephanie Grisham replied. “She polls very, very well.”
Fox News, however, disagrees with the claims by Pirro and Grisham.
The most recent Fox News poll was conducted February 10-12 and did not find Melania Trump with a 70 percent favorability rating.
In fact, the poll found less than half of Americans have a favorable impression of the First Lady.
“Of the people tested, first lady Melania Trump receives the highest favorable rating in the poll (47 percent favorable vs. 37 percent unfavorable), followed by President Trump (43-54 percent), Vice President Mike Pence (42-44 percent), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. (36-51 percent) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (25-45 percent),” Fox News reported.
“She’s so well received everywhere that we go,” Grisham claimed. “Everybody loves her — which I don’t blame them, she’s an amazing First Lady.”