Melania Trump has released a statement on the anonymous op-ed in the New York Times and it’s actually quite good. Perfect, even.

Excerpts…

“To the writer of the oped – you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions.”

“Unidentified sources have become the majority of the voices people hear about in today’s news. People with no names are writing our nation’s history.”

“Words are important, and accusations can lead to severe consequences. If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves.”

Full statement via CNN’s Kate Bennett:

(And here’s the text as the photo above gets cut off)

“Freedom of speech is an important pillar of our nation’s founding principles and a free press is important to our democracy. The press should be fair, unbiased and responsible. Unidentified sources have become the majority voices people hear in today’s news. People with no names are writing our nation’s history. Words are important, and accusations can lead to severe consequences. If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves. To the write of this oped — you are not protecting the country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions.”

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