Ex-Friend Of Melania Trump Reportedly Taped Her Disparaging The Trump Family
According to journalist Yashar Ali, a contributor to the HuffPost and New York magazine, a former friend of Melania Trump taped the First Lady making disparaging comments about President Trump and his adult children.
- Ali wrote that Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who helped produce the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, “plans on sharing the First Lady’s comments about her family in her forthcoming book ‘Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with The First Lady’ which will be published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books on September 1.”
- Two sources told the journalist that those comments were caught on tape.
- At present, it remains “unclear what exactly Wolkoff is alleging that the First Lady said about the president and his adult children but two sources familiar with the contents of her book confirmed that she reveals the details in her book including harsh comments about Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter and senior advisor,” Ali wrote.
- It is “also unclear if Wolkoff reveals in the book that she was taping her conversations with the First Lady but I’m told by sources that the comments published in the book are based on audiotapes,” the journalist continued.
Wolkoff and the First Lady were friends for more than a decade prior to Donald Trump’s presidential win, the report noted.
Wolkoff was the producer of the Met Gala, the legendary fashion event held every year to benefit New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute which is organized by Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour, for nine years.
Wolkoff had a falling out with the First Lady after a series of stories revealed the spending of the Inaugural Committee. She says in the book that she was a scapegoat for the controversy (and the subsequent federal investigation) surrounding the Inaugural Committee’s spending.