August 16, 2022

Melania Trump goes full Donald, uses official White House website to trash her ex-friend

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It appears that President Donald Trump isn’t the only member of his family who uses government resources to complain about their enemies. The First Lady, Melania Trump, raised eyebrows around the nation on Friday night when she published a blog post to the official White House website trashing her former friend, Stephanie Winston-Wolkoff, over her tell-all book and the damning tapes of the First Lady that Wolkoff secretly recorded.


Ostensibly written under the auspices of her “BeBest” initiative, Melania followed her husband’s attack playbook to a T: claim the fake news media is printing lies, assert the person never was your friend anyway, and call them a loser:

“We all know that more often than not, information that could be helpful to children is lost in the noise made by self-serving adults. I have most recently found this to be the case as major news outlets eagerly covered salacious claims made by a former contractor who advised my office. A person who said she ‘made me’ even though she hardly knew me, and someone who clung to me after my husband won the Presidency. This is a woman who secretly recorded our phone calls, releasing portions from me that were out of context, then wrote a book of idle gossip trying to distort my character. Her “memoir” included blaming me for her ailing health from an accident she had long ago, and for bad news coverage that she brought upon herself and others. Never once looking within at her own dishonest behavior and all in an attempt to be relevant. These kinds of people only care about their personal agenda—not about helping others.”

We do appreciate Melania’s decision to bring the recorded tapes back into public discourse because the news coverage of both hilarious and appalling contents of the tapes were immediately overshadowed by the announcement that Trump and Melania had contracted COVID-19.

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The First Lady was recorded wondering “who gives a fuck about Christmas?” and complaining about being accused of complicity in her husband’s many crimes and atrocities.

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“They say I’m complicit, I’m the same like him, I support him. I don’t say enough, I don’t do enough where I am. I’m working … my ass off on the Christmas stuff, that you know, who gives a fuck about the Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right? And then I do it and I say that I’m working on Christmas and planning for the Christmas and they said, ‘Oh, what about the children that they were separated?’ Give me a fucking break. Where they were saying anything when Obama did that? I cannot go, I was trying to get the kid reunited with the mom. I didn’t have a chance – [it] needs to go through the process and through the law,” said Melania.

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As funny as it is to hear the First Lady of the “War on Christmas” party say fuck to Christmas, it’s the dismissive rejection of any culpability in the horrifying separation of tens of thousands of migrant children from their family with no plan to reunite them that makes it clear that Melania Trump is just as vicious and morally abhorrent a person as the rest of the Trump family is.

For her to publish this White House blog post attacking her former friend in the exact same way that Trump always does proves that she’s become just as monstrous as he is. Good thing we’re going to send her packing in just three short weeks!

Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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