Melania Trump is fiercely private and runs the White House her way. She brought in a friend from New York, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, to help.
She got Wolkoff a big payday for the inauguration and the prestige and fame of a White House job and how did she repay Melania?
But trashing her in a new book, ‘Melania & Me.’ The book seems to have all the tired gossip we have heard before including a feud between Ivanka and Melania.
Melania has stayed quiet and allowed her people to issue statements denouncing the book until now. She took a veiled shot at Wolkoff and the media today.
She said, “This afternoon I will be hosting a roundtable with some incredible citizens in recovery & the amazing organizations that support them.”
“I encourage the media to focus & report on the nation’s drug crisis, not on delusional & malicious gossip,” she added.
From The Daily Mail:
But she’s also seen numerous headlines surrounding the publication of Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s memoir ‘Melania & Me.’
Wolkoff, who worked on the Trump inauguration and as an unpaid adviser in the East Wing in the early days of the administration, offered details on the tense relationship between Melania Trump and her stepdaughter Ivanka Trump.
She also revealed Melania uses a private email account, which President Trump criticized Hillary Clinton for doing during their bitter 2016 campaign.
Wolkoff told The Washington Post: ‘Melania and I both didn’t use White House emails.’
The first lady is said to have used a private Trump Organization email account and an email from a MelaniaTrump.com domain as well as iMessage.
The messages were said to show her discussing government hires, state visits and schedules, the Easter egg roll and her Be Best initiative.
The East Wing said Melania Trump has followed the requirements of the Presidential Records Act.
‘In consultation with White House ethics officials, from the beginning of the Administration, the First Lady and her staff have taken steps to meet the standard of the Presidential Records Act, relating to the preservation of records that adequately document official activities,’ Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff to the first lady, said in a statement.
This afternoon I will be hosting a roundtable with some incredible citizens in recovery & the amazing organizations that support them. I encourage the media to focus & report on the nation's drug crisis, not on delusional & malicious gossip.— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 3, 2020