Trumps battle over the remote? First lady will watch whatever channel she wants, aide says

According to a report this week, Trump was unhappy that his wife's television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN.
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania arrive at Prestwick Airport ahead of a visit to Trump Turnberry golf course in Ayrshire, Scotland on Friday.Robert Perry / EPA

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WASHINGTON — Melania Trump's spokeswoman says the first lady will watch whatever she wants on TV.

Stephanie Grisham, the spokeswoman, was responding Wednesday to a New York Times report that President Donald Trump was unhappy that his wife's television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN — and not Fox News Channel — during their recent trip to Europe.

"Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants btw) or if she heard some recording on the news," Grisham said.

The Times said Trump raged at his staff for breaking a rule that each trip begin tuned to Fox.

Trump is an avid Fox viewer who regularly disparages CNN as "fake news."

Grisham also batted away questions about TV news programs airing a brief audio recording of Trump and his longtime personal lawyer discussing plans to pay for a former Playboy model's story of an alleged 2006 affair with then-citizen Trump.

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