WASHINGTON - First Lady Melania Trump responded to an anonymous source that wrote a shocking New York Times op-ed piece released Wednesday.

She told CNN, "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.”

The First Lady said that the writer was ‘sabotaging’ the country with ‘cowardly actions.’

A “senior Trump administration official” was the author behind the article, saying they are working against the President’s worst impulses.

The topic - Melania Trump – was trending all over social media Thursday. ABC News tweeted:

Melania Trump added, "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."