Having fallen prey to the fake news epidemic, during the 2016 campaign the British tabloid Daily Mail published a story alleging First Lady Melania Trump was an escort, a move they now regret.
The Mail Online website and the Daily Mail newspaper published an article on 20th August 2016 about Melania Trump which questioned the nature of her work as a professional model, and republished allegations that she provided services beyond simply modelling. The article included statements that Mrs. Trump denied the allegations and Paulo Zampolli, who ran the modelling agency, also denied the allegations, and the article also stated that there was no evidence to support the allegations. The article also claimed that Mr and Mrs Trump may have met three years before they actually met, and “staged” their actual meeting as a “ruse.”
You would think being falsely smeared that the angry left would leave it alone and move on. But they just can’t quit smearing people. CNN host Jake Tapper tweeted the news, with predictable results:
Daily Mail pays Melania Trump $2.9 million to settle lawsuit https://t.co/ZNBHXl4H30
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 12, 2017
His followers quickly descended into madness:
@jaketapper Now she has enough 💰 to reimburse NY for its security fees…😒
— Ayeicha Amine (@Ayeicha_Amine) April 12, 2017
Eyeroll. Isn’t it cute how the left is suddenly concerned about government spending when a Republican is in the White House?
@jaketapper I guess it pays to be an escort. Just look how much money Melania has made from that trick Trump.
— yosoysterling (@yosoysterling9) April 12, 2017
Um, hate to break it to you, but she wasn’t an escort.
— Proprietress (@proprietress) April 12, 2017
@jaketapper Birther Barbie can start reimbursing taxpayers for all the added security expense for the non-FLOTUS living in NYC.
— Nailpounder 🔨 (@nailpounder) April 12, 2017
Birther Barbie. Cute.
@jaketapper Great, She can now afford a good divorce lawyer. MAGA#
— Frank O'Kelly (@FrankOKelly) April 12, 2017
They’re getting divorced? Seems newsworthy.
@jaketapper She should get English speaking courses and First Lady etiquette. Not being mean it's the truth.
— Sis (@CEO_Of_Petty) April 12, 2017
She speaks five languages. That twit is illiterate in one.
@jaketapper Now, maybe you can pay us back, the taxpayers, for a fraction of the money we have spent on you. Thank you.
— Mary Ann (@knightmbs) April 12, 2017
Again with the concern for taxpayers. Where was that when Obama racked up $11 trillion in debt?
@jaketapper This is some BS right here. Melania is THE woman that prostituted her way into a marriage, and now, she gets another couple of mil?
— Chris Sherman (@Snowflakeswon) April 12, 2017
And they wonder why she got paid.