Melania Trump‘s former adviser and close friend has reportedly come forward with recordings she secretly taped of the first lady making “disparaging remarks” about President Donald Trump and his adult children.
According to a newsletter published Monday by Huffpost’s Yashar Ali, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, an event planner and former confidante to Mrs. Trump, has an upcoming book in which she plans to outline what she saw within the first lady’s inner circle and what led to the eventual demise of their friendship.
Simon & Schuster has already released a synopsis of the book, “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with The First Lady,” that says the book will mainly focus on how Wolkoff aided Mrs. Trump and helped produce the president’s inauguration back in 2017.
But sources say that in the memoir Wolkoff also plans to reference audiotapes of the current FLOTUS speaking negatively about both her husband and stepdaughter, Ivanka Trump.
“It’s 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,” reads Ali’s newsletter.
The column continues: “It’s 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.”
This isn’t the first time reports of a secret recording in the Trump administration has made headlines this summer. As theGrio previously reported, in July, Mary Trump, the president’s niece, slammed her uncle for being ‘virulently racist,’ and released audio of her secretly recorded conversations with Maryanne Trump Barry, the president’s eldest sister.
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