First lady Melania Trump penned an essay on the White House website on Friday that railed against what she described as the “pettiness” of the media and ex-friend and former adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
This is the second personal essay Trump has written in recent days. Yet rather than highlight her own specific efforts to help children via her “Be Best” initiative, she continued to draw attention to the Wolkoff tell-all book, which was first published September 1.
The fast pace of the news cycle, including the President and first lady’s coronavirus diagnosis, the global pandemic, economic crisis and the forthcoming US presidential election could have overshadowed much of the book’s fallout. But with the new essay, Trump is in actuality renewing focus on what she describes as Wolkoff’s “salacious claims.”
Wolkoff’s book, “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady,” details the fallout from Wolkoff’s working and personal relationship with Melania Trump, including private conversations between the two.