LA Times author chastises Melania for feeling ‘violated’ over FBI’s panty raid, says that’s the price for being married to Trump

A Los Angeles Times columnist is facing the wrath of Trump supporters for penning a nasty piece mocking former first lady Melania Trump’s concerns over her underwear being rummaged through by FBI agents.

To hear Times columnist Robin Abcarian tell it, the former first lady should just shut up and take it, because what her husband allegedly did to America was far worse.

“Melania Trump feels violated by the FBI search? Americans feel violated by her husband’s behavior,” the title of Abcarian’s piece reads.

It’s not clear what former President Donald Trump did besides cut taxes, deregulate industries, secure the border, and increase jobs and wages — save, of course, for when the pandemic hit.

She started her column by providing a legal defense for the FBI’s decision to rummage through Melania’s wardrobe during its raid last month of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

“While it’s unsettling to have strangers paw through your closets and unmentionables, the unprecedented search of Melania’s bedroom and closets was legal. The warrant applied to all the rooms of Trump’s residence — his office, his storage rooms and ‘all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by [Trump] and his staff,'” she wrote.

Abcarian continued by then providing an alleged moral defense for the FBI’s behavior.

“This is simply the price you pay when you are married to a sticky-handed former president who is unable to grasp the difference between things that belong to him and things that do not. Turns out you have to put up with the occasional search warrant in service of the occasional suspected felony. And the occasional besmirching of your panties by government hands, even gloved ones,” she argued.

Abcarian then responded to some quotes from Radar Online, the tabloid outlet that broke the news last week that Melania had felt so grossed out and violated by the raid that she’d purchased new underwear.

“Who knows who touched her underwear during the raid? She’s never going to feel comfortable wearing those ever again…. She hates people touching her and certainly doesn’t want to put on lingerie that FBI agents have had their hands all over,” one of the tabloid outlet’s sources, reportedly a “pal” of Melania, had said.

“Fortunately, Melania has the wherewithal to toss them out and get some new ones. (Which is exactly what she did, according to the website.),” Abcarian wrote in response.

“This is her home. It’s her bedroom. Even her husband isn’t allowed in her bedroom,” another source close to the former first lady added.

“Well, then, where do they … ah, never mind,” Abcarian wrote in response.

Was that level of nastiness really necessary? Either way, her nasty column provoked equally nasty responses from supporters of the former president and his wife.


Ouch. Did she deserve all that? Probably. Because not only does she view Melania with disdain. She in fact views all Trump supporters with disdain.

“Just FYI: Henceforth I will be using the phrase “MAGA Republicans” to describe the deplorables,” she recently tweeted, echoing the hateful rhetoric of Democrat President Joe Biden.


Abacarian has also dismissed all the criticism coming her way.

“Getting so much hate after writing about Melania Trump’s distress at having her underwear drawer searched, including an email calling me every nasty name under the sun, ending with this: “PS. If you’d like to have an intelligent conversation feel free to give me a call.”🤣🤣🤣🤣,” she posted in a tweet late Wednesday.

Meanwhile, she concluded her column by mocking Melania again.

“[S]eriously, who besides some overly ardent members of the Trump base will get their knickers in a knot over agents touching the former first lady’s things? To borrow a phrase made famous by Melania herself, I really don’t care, do you?” she wrote.


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