Melania Trump once boasted that she was ‘driving liberals crazy’ with her infamous ‘I really don’t care, do u?’ jacket, and called Ivanka and her family ‘snakes’, according to excerpts of a new bombshell book.
The secrets behind Melania’s time in office have been unearthed in a new book entitled Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady by her former best friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff that comes out September 1.
In it she reveals she also scoffed at Michelle Obama’s time in office.
She once said ‘Did Michelle Obama go to the border? She never did. Show me the pictures!’
She also ignored Michelle’s choice to highlight American fashion designers and decided to wear whoever she wanted like Karl Lagerfeld.
Melania also told Wolkoff she wouldn’t move into the White House until the shower and toilet used by the Obamas in the presidential residence were replaced.
Melania Trump scoffed at Michelle Obama, joked that she was ‘driving liberals crazy’ with her infamous ‘I really don’t care, do u?’ jacket, and called Ivanka and her family ‘snakes’, according to a new bombshell book by her former best friend
Wolkoff says Melania was tightlipped when it came to her marriage with Donald Trump. When Wolkoff expressed concerns, Melania curtly replied, ‘I know who I married’
She also painted her office and closet bright pink and added a glam room to the residence to have her hair and make-up done.
Wolkoff says Melania was tightlipped when it came to her marriage with Donald Trump.
‘Any intimate question about her marriage was deflected by her seamlessly turning the chat back to what was going on with my husband, my kids, and my career, about which she was endlessly fascinated,’ she wrote.
When it came to her husband’s alleged affairs or hush money payments to women in his race for presidency she also remained quiet.
She brushed off his ‘grab ’em by the pussy’ tape recording and the Stormy Daniels settlement with the retort, ‘It’s politics.’
Wolkoff said she would express her concerns over the years and Melania would curtly reply, ‘I know who I married.’
Melania allegedly wrote to Wolkoff in a text on Ivanka, ‘You know how they are snakes’
Wolkoff says Melania became outraged when Ivanka wanted to cohost events traditionally held by the First Lady such as the Governors’ Spouses’ luncheon. Melania pictured hosting the event solo in February at the White House
Wolkoff shed light on Melania’s tense relationship with her stepdaughter Ivanka Trump who she jokingly referred to as ‘Princess’.
Melania allegedly wrote to Wolkoff in a text on Ivanka, ‘You know how they are snakes.’
On Thursday an excerpt of Wolkoff’s book revealed Melania launched ‘Operation Block Ivanka’ to assure the First daughter was out of camera frame for inauguration day when Donald Trump was sworn into office.
Melania also didn’t want Ivanka to attend the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery so Wolkoff left it off her schedule until Ivanka texted to her to ask why it wasn’t there, Wolkoff writes.
Wolkoff notes that Melania was outraged when Ivanka and her staff wrote to her about co-hosting several events traditionally hosted by solely the First Lady.
‘Are you kidding me?’ Melania asked Wolkoff when Ivanka requested to collaborate for International Women’s Day.
‘Seriously? I’m not co-hosting,’ Melania said.
Wolkoff writes that Melania scoffed at Michelle Obama’s time as First Lady. She ignored Michelle’s precedent to wear American designers, demanded the bathroom at the White House be redone before she moved in, and once slammed Michelle for not visiting the border
Melania sparked a firestorm when she wore an infamous green jacket that said ‘I really don’t care, do u?’ on its back when she toured a detention center holding children who had been separated from their parents at the border. She brushed off the backlash saying, ‘I’m driving liberals crazy. You know what? They deserve it’
She said on kids being held at detention centers ‘It’s more than they have in their own country where they sleep on the floor. They are taking care nicely there’
Ivanka also wanted to help host the annual luncheon held for the governors’ spouses.
‘We need to let her know that I know this is a First Lady event done every year…OMG. They just want to take credit for it,’ Melania said, according to Wolkoff.
Wolkoff writes that, ‘If Ivanka was dressed by a designer, Melania would cross them off her list.’
She said that on one occasion Melania heard Ivanka wore a KaufmanFranco dress for an event and Melania said ‘Forget it’.
The news of ‘Operation Block Ivanka’ broke early Thursday.
Hours later Ivanka introduced Donald Trump before his presidential nomination acceptance speech and walked past Melania. The First Lady was seen smiling at Ivanka before making a sour expression.
Fashion has been a controversial issue for Melania in office.
But after passing by Melania’s face expression turned sour. It comes after Melania’s former best friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff published an excerpt of her upcoming book Thursday revealing the First Lady plotted ‘Operation Block Ivanka’ to prevent Ivanka from appearing in Trump’s inauguration photos
Twitter users had a field day with the icy exchange. This Twitter user captioned the moment saying: ‘Melania Trump gives Ivanka Trump that look that “I like you only because I have to”‘
Melania Trump plotted to block Ivanka Trump from being in photos of President Trump taking the oath of office on Inauguration Day, in what was dubbed ‘Operation Block Ivanka’
She sparked a firestorm when she wore an infamous green jacket that said ‘I really don’t care, do u?’ on its back when she toured a detention center holding children who had been separated from their parents at the border.
She brushed off the backlash saying, ‘I’m driving liberals crazy. You know what? They deserve it.’
She said people ‘connect stuff to my clothes’ when she wears it ‘because I like it’.
‘They all went crazy about the zero-tolerance policy at the border. But they don’t know what’s going on. The kids I met were brought in by coyotes, the bad people who are trafficking, and that’s why the kids were put in shelters. They’re not with their parents, and it’s sad,’ she said on the children detained after crossing the US-Mexico border, at times with their families.
‘But the patrols told me the kids say, “Wow, I get a bed? I will have a cabinet for my clothes?” It’s more than they have in their own country where they sleep on the floor. They are taking care nicely there,’ Melania added.
Wolkoff writes that while some joked that Melania was trapped in the White House with the Trump family, she was actually a part of the problem.
‘[Melania] told me in her way that she was not part of the solution, she was part of the problem. Not speaking up, and not fighting, against the problem, is being part of the problem, and I learned that the hard way.’
Wolkoff writes: ‘I’m still here. The woman I once considered my close friend is gone.’