Appearing on ABC News on Wednesday, The First Lady said: "It's sad to see that organizations and foundations I want to partner with choose not to because of the administration and I feel they are choosing the politics over helping others".
Her opinion apparently carries weight with the commander-in-chief; asked what her husband did when she suggested some staffers couldn't be trusted, the first lady replied, "Well, some people, they don't work there anymore", as CNN noted.
The First Lady told ABC News that personal attacks on her inspired her to launch the "Be Best" anti-bullying initiative. She was in Malawi, touting the work of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Indonesia to stop searching for quake victims on Thursday: agency
But the trickle of global aid to Palu and local efforts to help the survivors have accelerated in recent days. Global volunteers said many camps lack adequate sanitation, sparking fears of the spread of disease.
The one-on-one special, "Being Melania - The First Lady", airs Friday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. Trump, who gave brief answers to the questions about trust issues, went into further detail when asked if she was looking forward to "possibly" six more years in the White House if her husband wins re-election in 2020.
During his presidential campaign, Trump was criticized for mocking a New York Times reporter who has a disability.
"If you really see what people are saying about me", she said.
Asked on the accusations against Mr Kavanaugh, Mr Trump said it was troubling that people were found "automatically guilty" and had to prove their innocence. "I came to Washington on the 18th time, I said, 'Darling, can you believe it?"
Even so, the first lady couldn't totally escape having a frank conversation about #MeToo.