First Lady Melania Trump is the least outspoken among the Trump family members since her husband took office.
She is present at official events such as the Republican National Convention; however, we never hear off-the-cuff remarks from her.
Birtherism a conspiracy theory Donald Trump championed that Obama wasn't born in the USA. pic.twitter.com/Mr9EfYB7ac
— Jon Smyth (@JonSmyth01) August 26, 2020
Well, that’s about to change.
The First Lady’s former friend and aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff has secretly recorded conversations with Melania and plans to tell-all in a new book due out September 1 called Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with The First Lady.
The content of the recordings has yet to be released.
But Wolkoff’s book will address Melania’s true feelings about that infamous Access Hollywood footage that came out prior to the 2016 election.
Wolkoff was a trusted ally to Melania for 15 years.
She helped Melania hire people and set up her office at The White House.
But she says she fell out of favor with Melania after the fallout happened from the $107 million inauguration ceremony in 2017.
Wolkoff planned the events; and after financial irregularities were reported, Wolkoff says Melania did not stand up for her.
She sided with her husband, President Trump.
Thus dissolving a friendship that began in New York in 2003 when Wolkoff worked at Vogue.
Wolkoff says the member of the Trump family most disparaged in her audio recordings is Ivanka Trump.
Tension between Melania and Ivanka is also documented in Mary Jordan’s book: The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump released in June.
More Audio Recordings
In more secret family recordings, Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump released audio recordings of the President’s older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, talking about him.
Mary Trump has risen in fame since releasing her book: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man which is on The New York Times best seller list.
Ms. Trump turned over 15 hours of audio recordings to The Washington Post.
Secretly recorded audio of Former Federal Judge Maryanne Trump Barry has emerged with her calling her brother Donald a liar, a fraud, criticizing his tweeting, saying he has no principles and criticizing his crimes against humanity regarding caging migrant children. Holy shit.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) August 23, 2020
Melania Trump’s Rocky Road in The White House
Melania and Donald’s teenage son Barron has always been Melania’s first priority.
So that he could finish the school year in New York, Melania delayed moving into The White House for nearly 6 months, until June 2017.
Then, she chose her platform, traditionally a cause near and dear to The First Lady that she plans to devote her time working on.
To put it in context, Laura Bush chose literacy.
Michelle Obama chose nutrition and exercise to fight childhood obesity.
And Melania Trump chose cyberbullying.
On the surface, cyberbullying is an important issue and does deserve the attention of The White House.
However, Melania’s issue drew ire among the media and Americans at large because of her husband’s own use of social media to denigrate his opponents.
Regardless, The First Lady holds her head high and continues her work and to be present for Barron.