First lady Melania Trump is denying a report that she never wanted to be first lady.
The first lady's reaction is regarding an article published on Nov. 27 in Vanity Fair, reports Heather Tooley of Inquisitr.
According to a source cited by the article's author, Sarah Ellison, Melania Trump never thought her husband, President Donald Trump, would actually win the election, and she never wanted to be first lady anyway.
"This isn't something she wanted and it isn't something he ever thought he'd win," the source said. "She didn't want this come hell or high water. I don't think she thought it was going to happen."
Confusing matters, Inquisitr's Viraj Mahajan, in an article posted a few hours before the article by Tooley, credited the quote to Ellison, instead of to Ellison's source.
Based on interviews with various insiders, Ellison concludes that Melania Trump was "unprepared" and "unsuited" to handle the role of being first lady, according to Tooley's version.
Melania Trump's spokeswoman issued a statement in response to the article, blaming the "liberal media" and calling Ellison's unidentified sources into question, as quoted in a tweet by CNN's Kate Bennett.
Once again part of the liberal media, this time Vanity Fair, has written a story riddled with unnamed sources and false assertions. As a magazine tailored to women it is shameful that they continue to write salacious and false stories meant to demean Mrs. Trump, rather than focus on her positive work as First Lady and a supportive wife and mother. As has been stated on the record many times before, she is honored by her role.
In her Vanity Fair piece, Ellison describes Trump as an "unusual first lady."
For example, she is the only first lady to have grown up in a Communist country -- namely, Slovenia.
She is also the first one not to move into the White House at the same time as her husband. Instead, she waited five months after the inauguration, during which time she stayed at the couple's Manhattan penthouse apartment. She said she wanted first son Barron to be able to finish the school year at his New York school.
In addition, she is the only first lady to be a president's third wife, and the only one to pose nude for published photographs.
"There may never have been a First Lady less prepared for or suited to the role," Ellison concludes.
Both Melania Trump and her press secretary declined requests to be interviewed for the article, she added.
Sources: Inquisitr (2), Vanity Fair, Kate Bennett/Twitter / Featured Image: Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos/U.S. Air Force/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Molly Riley/Polaris via Vanity Fair, Richard Corkery/New York Daily News/Getty Images via Vanity Fair