Washington (CNN)First girl Melania Trump penned an essay on the White House website on Friday that railed in opposition to what she described because the “pettiness” of the media and ex-friend and former adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
That is the second personal essay Trump has written in latest days. But slightly than spotlight her personal particular efforts to assist kids through her “Be Finest” initiative, she continued to attract consideration to the Wolkoff tell-all guide, which was first printed September 1.
The quick tempo of the information cycle, together with the President and first girl’s coronavirus prognosis, the worldwide pandemic, financial disaster and the forthcoming US presidential election might have overshadowed a lot of the guide’s fallout. However with the brand new essay, Trump is in fact renewing concentrate on what she describes as Wolkoff’s “salacious claims.”
Wolkoff’s guide, “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Girl,” particulars the fallout from Wolkoff’s working and private relationship with Melania Trump, together with non-public conversations between the 2.
Trump didn’t title Wolkoff within the essay, however didn’t maintain again, claiming she “hardly knew” her.
“Everyone knows that as a rule, data that might be useful to kids is misplaced within the noise made by self-serving adults. I’ve most lately discovered this to be the case as main information retailers eagerly coated salacious claims made by a former contractor who suggested my workplace. An individual who mentioned she ‘made me’ although she hardly knew me, and somebody who clung to me after my husband received the Presidency,” Trump wrote.
She continued: “This can be a girl who secretly recorded our telephone calls, releasing parts from me that had been out of context, then wrote a guide of idle gossip making an attempt to distort my character. Her ‘memoir’ included blaming me for her ailing well being from an accident she had way back, and for unhealthy information protection that she introduced upon herself and others. By no means as soon as trying inside at her personal dishonest habits and all in an try and be related. These sorts of individuals solely care about their private agenda — not about serving to others.”
Trump criticized the media for selecting to “to focus their protection on pettiness over my optimistic work.” Trump’s chief of employees, Stephanie Grisham, linked to the story on her official Twitter account and particularly referred to as out information organizations.
And in an essay that solely calls the media’s consideration to the weeks-old Wolkoff guide, the primary girl reiterated: “I might remind the media that they’ve the selection of specializing in our subsequent era.”
The essay comes days after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Wolkoff within the Washington, DC, circuit courtroom, the criticism claiming Wolkoff breached a confidentiality settlement together with her guide.