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Melania Trump Speaks: White House ‘Leadership’ To Blame For Baby Formula Shortage, More

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Former first lady Melania Trump, in her first interview since she left the White House, pointed a finger at the current “leadership” for the mounting problems in the country.

In a clip posted Friday on Twitter of her appearance Sunday on “Fox & Friends,” co-host Pete Hegseth asked what she thought about the current “state of the country” with record-high inflation, a mounting shortage of baby formula, skyrocketing gas and diesel prices, and more, noted Mediaite.

Trump directly blamed “leadership” at the White House or rather, the “lack thereof.”

“I think it’s sad to see what’s going on, if you really look deeply into it,” Melania shared. “I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering, and what is going on around the world as well. So, it’s very sad to see and I hope it changes fast.”

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Hegseth then asked the former first lady what comes to her mind when she sees issues including baby formula shortages around the U.S., which she called “heartbreaking.”

“It’s been in the news, as someone who loves children and has dedicated so much to their betterment, how do you feel when you see [a] shortage of baby formula and families just struggling to get basic items like that?” Hegseth asked.

“It’s heartbreaking to see that they are struggling and the food is not available for children in [the] 21st century in [the] United States of America,” the former FLOTUS responded.

When the host pressed her more for an explanation as to what’s going on, she said simply, “Leadership.”

“Leadership, or lack thereof?” the host asked, to which Melania responded, “Yeah.”

In another clip of the interview, Melania Trump, a former top model, was asked to respond to why she believes she never appeared on the cover of any fashion magazines like Vogue during her tenure in the White House even though the outlet and others featured former and current first ladies like Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Jill Biden on the cover.

“They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” the former first lady said. “And I think American people and everyone sees it. It was their decision and I have much more important things to do and I did in the White House than being on the cover of Vogue.”

Parents of infants around the country are becoming increasingly frantic as a baby formula shortage continues to grow, and it’s got many of them asking why the president isn’t doing more to help alleviate it, even as a report this week noted that the Biden administration is sending pallets of formula to feed infants of illegal migrants.

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A lawmaker from Florida posted a video to Facebook noting the administration’s formula shipments to the border rather than boost domestic supplies for Americans.

“They are sending pallets, pallets of baby formula to the border,” said Republican Rep. Kat Cammack in one of two online postings on Wednesday.

“Meanwhile, in our own district at home, we cannot find baby formula,” she added, holding a photo of empty shelves where the formula would be.

It’s not clear how much formula is going to the border, but according to Cammack’s video, at least some is, even as American mothers and fathers struggle to find enough for their children.

For her part, Cammack said that a border agent sent her photographs of the deliveries, and she posted one online.

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“They’re receiving pallets and more pallets of baby formula at the border,” she said, holding one of the photos showing both Advantage brand formula and Gogo Squeez applesauce.

“This was taken at Ursula processing facility [in McAllen, Texas] where thousands are being housed and processed and then released,” said Cammack.

She said the agent told her: “‘Kat, you would not believe the shipment I just brought in.’ He has been a border patrol agent for 30 years and he has never seen anything quite like this. He is a grandfather and he is saying that his own children can’t get baby formula.”

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Cammack did not criticize the migrants receiving the formula but said the administration should put American parents first.

“I don’t know about you, but if I am a mother, anywhere anytime in America, and I go to my local Walmart or Target or Publix or Safeway or Kroger or wherever it may be that you shop and you are seeing their shelves and you are seeing signs that you are not able to get baby formula. And then you see the American government sending by the pallet thousands and thousands of containers of baby formula to the border, that would make my blood boil,” she said.

She added: “It is not the childrens’ fault at all. But what is infuriating to me is that this is another example of the America last agenda that the Biden administration continues to perpetuate.”

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