WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump fired a pointed broadside against former “best friend” Stephanie Winston Wolkoff on Thursday, calling her a ‘dishonest opportunist’ who “clung to me” for fame.
The normally private first lady sought to discredit Winston Wolkoff’s tell-all memoir “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady,” which described her experience of working as a senior advisor to Melania Trump and painted an unflattering portrait of the Slovenian-born ex-model.
In an essay published on the White House website Thursday morning, Melania Trump criticized the news media for covering the “salacious claims” from Winston Wolkoff’s book and publishing secret audio recordings of their phone calls.
“[M]ajor news outlets eagerly covered salacious claims made by a former contractor who advised my office,” Trump, 50, wrote.
“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,” she went