Melania’s ex-bestie Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is spilling the main points of their friendship in her page-turner ‘Melania & Me.’ That features why the First Woman wore that jacket.
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Melania Trump, 50, laughed off the outrage that was sparked after she wore a jacket emblazoned with the message, “I actually don’t care. Do u?” when flying out to go to migrant kids on the Texas border.
That’s what her ex finest buddy and former senior advisor is claiming in her new guide, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship With The First Lady.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, 50, says that she spoke to Mrs. Trump days after she wore the $39 Zara jacket as she flew to the U.S.-Mexico border on June 21, 2018.
Jetting off to the New Hope Youngsters’s Shelter in McAllen, Texas, the mom-of-one wore the military inexperienced jacket at a time when her husband, President Donald Trump’s household separation coverage was being broadly criticized.
However, when Ms. Wolkoff confronted her concerning the backlash her vogue selection had obtained, the writer claims the First Woman “laughed” it off.
“I determine what I put on for myself,” Ms. Wolkoff claims Mrs. Trump informed her in response to her considerations that the First Woman’s stylist, Herve Pierre, was being trashed on-line.
Requested what “prompted” her to put on the jacket, the writer claims the First Woman mentioned the next, “I’m driving liberals loopy! You recognize what? They deserve it!”
The writer later claims Melania mentioned, “Some folks get an excessive amount of into it. They join stuff to my garments, however they don’t actually know me. They suppose a lot, their heads will explode.” The First Woman additionally allegedly mentioned, “I don’t care what they suppose. They’re all the time damaging.”
HollywoodLife reached out to the White Home for remark. “This guide shouldn’t be solely wildly self-aggrandizing, it’s simply not truthful,” Stephanie Grisham, Mrs. Trump’s spokesperson informed us. “It’s an train in weird twisting of the reality and misguided blame for the sake of self-pity. It’s unlucky and regarding that she’s overstated their friendship and her very transient function within the White Home to this diploma.”
In distinction to Grisham’s response, Ms. Wolkoff claims in her guide, which works on sale on Sept. 1, that she and Melania Trump had a really shut friendship that spanned 15 years.
Along with lunching collectively, she says their households and kids socialized with one another and so they exchanged numerous texts, a lot of that are shared and quoted in her guide, Melania and Me.
In truth in a Good Morning America interview, which aired on Aug. 31, the writer defended the account of their friendship, saying, “I can again up every little thing that’s within the guide 100 p.c… and Donald and Melania know that.” (See beneath.)
Their relationship soured, nonetheless, in February 2018 after the New York Times published a entrance web page article claiming that Trump’s inaugural committee paid Ms. Wolkoff, $26 million to assist plan his January 2017 inauguration.
It’s an allegation that the writer – the previous director of particular occasions at Vogue who produced the Met Gala for practically a decade – denies and has receipts to show it.
She insists that she was used as a scapegoat to cowl up the actions of others and was devastated that her BFF didn’t defend her. “A Trump is a Trump is a Trump,” Ms. Wolkoff writes in her guide. “All alongside, I believed she was one in every of us. However at her core, she’s one in every of them.”
Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship With the First Woman by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff goes on sale on Sept. 1.