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Melania Trump's Former Friend Calls Her an 'Enabler'

Melania Trump‘s former friend and adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is calling out the First Lady’s response to the attempted coup at Capitol Hill.

In an interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Monday (January 11), Stephanie said she found Melania‘s statement after last week’s riots underwhelming.

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“This isn’t the only complicit event that’s occurred throughout these four years,” Stephanie said. “Melania Trump has a voice and she hasn’t used it. She has a platform, she hasn’t used it. As the First Lady of the United States of America … you have the ability to speak loudly, clearly, and for the rest of Americans.”

She continued: “She is not just complicit, she is his enabler. And she’s [Trump's] biggest cheerleader and unfortunately she’s done nothing but that.”

Melania made her first statement five days after the events at Capitol Hill and did not address her husband’s role in inciting the violence.

“I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness,” she wrote. “We must listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us.”

In September, Stephanie released “Melania and Me”, a tell-all book detailing her relationship with the first lady – click here to find out how Melania reacted.

Melania Trump in Leaked Phone Call on Children Separated at Border: 'Give Me a F---ing Break'

One of Melania Trump‘s former friends, who also served as one of her former aides, has released a recording of one of their phone calls in which the First Lady said something really terrible.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who has published a book called “Melania and Me,” shared recordings of her phone calls with the First Lady, which were reportedly made without Melania‘s knowledge. Now, “Melania Tapes” is trending on social media.

During a CNN interview, Stephanie played a recording in which Melania talked about having to plan the White House’s Christmas events while the rest of the country was focused on the children separated at the border.

“They say I’m complicit. I’m the same like him, I support him. I don’t say enough. I don’t do enough,” Melania can be heard saying in the audio recording about her husband Donald Trump. “I’m working like a – my ass of at Christmas stuff that you know, who gives a f–k about Christmas stuff and decoration? But I need to do it, right? Correct?”

Melania continued, “OK, and then I do it. And I say that I’m working on Christmas planning for the Christmas. And they said, ‘Oh what about the children that they were separated?’ Give me a f–king break. Where they were saying anything when Obama did that?”

Back in 2018, Melania cut ties with Stephanie after it was reported that her firm was paid $26 million to plan Trump‘s inauguration. She has said most of the money was spent on costs and her company only kept $1.62 million to pay her staff.

In her book, Stephanie writes, “Most people in the world don’t think that Trump would screw them over. Don’t make the same mistake I did. Wake up America! You’re next.”

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Melania Trump's Former Advisor Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Did Record Her & Reveals Why She Did It

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is revealing more about her strained relationship with First Lady Melania Trump during a new interview on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, that aired on Tuesday night (September 1).

During her appearance, Stephanie was asked about being accused of secretly recording her and Melania‘s conversation and fully admitted that she did, but it didn’t come without reason.

“I’ve been accused of taping my friend, as the White House said, and how horrible of a human being I am for doing that,” Stephanie shared on the show. “And they’re right. If she was my friend, it would be horrible.”

She added, “But Melania and the White House had accused me of criminal activity and publicly shamed and fired me and made me their scapegoat. At that moment in time, that’s when I pressed record. She was no longer my friend and she was willing to let them take me down.”

Stephanie unveiled that the First Lady informed her that White House attorneys claimed there was no other choice but to turn her back on her friend because there was a possible probe of the presidential inauguration committee.

“I was going to do anything in my power to make sure that I was protected.”

Previously, Melania‘s representative blasted Stephanie‘s tell-all book as “dishonest”.

Melania Trump Reacts To Former Friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's New Memoir; Calls Her 'Dishonest'

Melania Trump has broken her silence after hearing former friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff‘s comments in her new memoir about their relationship.

If you missed it, Stephanie went to the White House with the First Lady in 2017 as an unpaid adviser, but was ousted from the administration in 2018.

There are bombshells in the book, which include how Melania reacted to the famous Access Hollywood tape which featured Donald Trump‘s comments and her less than amazing relationship with step daughter, Ivanka Trump.

The latter bombshell was called “Operation Block Ivanka” where Stephanie details how she and Melania conspired to keep Ivanka out of the inauguration photos from her father being sworn in as president.

Now, The First Lady’s representative is speaking out about the book and put Melania‘s former friend on blast.

“Anybody who secretly tapes their self-described best friend is by definition, dishonest,” Stephanie Grisham shared in a statement to People. “The book is not only full of mistruths and paranoia, it it is based on some imagined need for revenge.”

She added, “Wolkoff builds herself up while belittling and blaming everyone she worked with, yet she still managed to be the victim. Sadly, this is a deeply insecure woman whose need to be relevant defies logic.”

“I can back up the book. There’s nothing in the book that I can’t back up. Not one word. And Donald and Melania know that,” Stephanie Winston Wolkoff said in her ABC interview.

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