Former First Lady Melania Trump has broken her silence to set the record straight on “misleading” text message exchanges that were leaked to the media by a disgruntled aide.
In a new statement, Melania blasts the media and her former aide, Stephanie Wolkoff.
Wolkoff leaked snippets of conversations to left-wing media outlets to frame Melania Trump in a negative light.
“While I was serving as First Lady of our country, Stephanie Wolkoff secretly recorded several of our conversations,” Melania said.
“Wolkoff then spitefully edited and released our conversation to create the perception that Christmas is not significant to me.
“I will personally set the record straight because the mainstream media has failed to provide context for these misleading exchanges.
“Christmas is an important time for me, my family, and the American people, and my devotion to the holiday is personal and profoundly serious.
“Most people will agree that reuniting migrant children with their parents is more important than discussing Christmas decorations during summertime.
“The fact that Wolkoff deleted this part of our conversation, where I expressed hope to reunite families split apart at the southern border, exposes her malicious intent.
“Wolkoff is untrustworthy.
“Her contract with the First Lady’s Office was terminated in February 2018, and she was later charged with violating the confidentiality clause of her White House Employment Agreement.”
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) September 21, 2022
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— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) September 19, 2022
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“The comments are often taken out of context in the media as ‘who gives a f*** about Christmas,’ but were in fact part of a larger exchange of words between the first lady and Wolkoff, in which the latter expressed frustration with the media attacking her over alleged family separations at the border,” according to Breitbart.
In the secretly recorded comments, the first lady attacked the media for its double standards in covering the border crisis:
“OK, 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 f****** break. Where they were saying anything when Obama did that?
“I can not 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.”
The statement comes as Melania launches a range of Christmas ornaments, the proceeds of which will go to her Be Best initiative to benefit children in the foster care system.