Oh how the mainstream media wished to take the secret recordings of FLOTUS to smear her. You know, take something out of context. Never mind that her friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, betrayed her trust by secretly recording her.
The irony is that the full context of her words actually make Melania Trump look very decent. Still never waste an opportunity to paint her as an evil, heartless witch.
Despite Wolkoff’s incendiary media quotes, she admits in her book that Melania loves her husband, writing,
“Yes, actually she does, very much so. I mean, Melania holds a role like no other person in the White House. I mean, anyone, she doesn’t shake in her boots ever. And she tells Donald exactly how she feels. She is his biggest cheerleader. And she does believe that, if he’s going to do it, he better do it right. And you better do it with brass knuckles, and he better do it now. And those are her words.”
The narrative about FLOTUS’ apparent callousness with respect to kids in cages at the border went like this,
“All these kids that I met, they were — they are here in the shelters because they were brought by it through coyotes. The people who were trafficking. And that’s why they put them in jail. And the kids that they go in shelters and the way they take care of them, it’s, you know, they even said the kids, they say, wow, I will have my own bed, I will sleep on the bed, I will have a cabinet for my clothes. It’s so sad to hear it, but they have — they didn’t have that in their own countries. They sleep on the floor. They are, you know — they are taking care nicely there. But, you know, yes, they are not with their parents, it’s sad. But you when they come here alone, or with coyotes, or illegally, you know, you need to, you need to do something. And a lot of, you know, a lot of like moms and kids, they are teaching how to do it, they go over and they say like, oh, we will be killed by a gang member, we will be the — you know, we will be it’s — so dangerous. So they are allowed to stay here. Do you understand what I mean?”
And her comments surrounding Christmas which the media twisted as though she was spitting on Christians,
Melania: “They say I’m complicit, I’m the same like him, I support him. I don’t say enough. I don’t do enough.”
Wolkoff: “No —”
Melania: “Where I am. I put — I’m working like a a** — my a** off at Christmas stuff that, you know, who gives a (inaudible) about Christmas stuff and decoration, but I need to do it right.”
Wolkoff: “Yes, but 100% you had no choice.”
Melania: “And OK. And then I do it. And I said I’m working on Christmas planning for the Christmas. And they said, oh, what about the children? They were separated. Give me a break. Where are they saying anything when Obama did that?”
Wolkoff: “I know.”
Melania: “I cannot go. I was trying to get the kid reunited with the mom, I didn’t have a chance, needs to go through the process and through the law.”
Wolkoff: “But here’s my thing, here what you just said, but instead of that, if — you just — you’re messaging, you were so loved. You were.”
Melania: “They will not do the story. We put it out there, they would not do the story — ”
Wolkoff: “Until — ”
Melania: “You would not believe it. They would not do the story. Because they are not — they would not do the story because they are against us, because they are liberal media. Yes, if I go to Fox, they will do the story. I don’t want to go to Fox.”
In short, Wolkoff is trying to make hay while the sun shines by stirring up a controversy to sell more books. It reflects poorly on the friend to secretly record Melania Trump and attempt to drag her name through the mud. The only one with a flawed character is Wolkoff.