Melania Trump knows 'no empathy or remorse' just like her husband Donald, says ex-aide Stephanie Wolkoff
'I gave up my whole life for this woman. No one else would help Melania. I mean, she was alone. I should've known better. She is just like her husband,' Stephanie Wolkoff said in a bitter rant
Melana Trump's former friend and aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff has claimed that the First Lady has "no empathy or remorse" and is just like her husband Donald Trump in real life.
The rant against the FLOTUS was made by Wolkoff in the second part of an interview with The Daily Beast's podcast 'The New Abnormal' with Molly Jong-Fast & Rick Wilson which was released on Monday, December 21. She brought up the time she was ousted from the White House three years ago when her former boss did not take her side.
"I begged her to just come out and say that I was her friend, I was loyal. Nope, nothing," Wolkoff said. "So the betrayal, the pain of that was like — I gave up my whole life for this woman. No one else would help Melania. I mean, she was alone. I should've known better. She is just like her husband.”
Wolkoff, who is the author of the explosive tell-all, 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady', which was released on September 1, also dredged up the decision of the 50-year-old FLOTUS to wear a jacket emblazoned with the message "I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?" in 2017 to visit detained immigrant kids that created ripples across the Internet.
Wolkoff said Melania downplayed the widespread disapproval about the jacket. President Trump's wife was heard on a recording saying: "I'm driving liberals crazy, that's for sure. And you know… they deserve it."
Her choice of clothing caused designer Herve Pierre to get hit with social media backlash at the time. Wolkoff said that she had questioned Melania about how she would respond to criticism over the jacket. "There's so much callousness. Even in just trying to get [Pierre] paid for collaborating with her and making her first dress, it was like pulling teeth," she said. "There is no empathy or remorse for the fact that here's someone who was blamed because he's known as her 'stylist'."
Melania had sparked a firestorm when she wore an infamous green jacket that said 'I really don’t care, do u?' on its back when she toured the Texas border and held children who had been separated from their parents at the border. The Zara jacket was priced at $39.
In her book, Wolkoff reportedly wrote that Melania said people "connect stuff to my clothes" when she wears it "because I like it". "They all went crazy about the zero-tolerance policy at the border," she had said about children being detained after crossing the US-Mexico border, at times with their families. "But they don't know what's going on. The kids I met were brought in by coyotes, the bad people who are trafficking, and that's why the kids were put in shelters. They’re not with their parents, and it's sad."
"But the patrols told me the kids say, 'Wow, I get a bed? I will have a cabinet for my clothes?' It's more than they have in their own country where they sleep on the floor. They are taking care nicely there," Melania reportedly added. While she did not wear the jacket while visiting the children, she wore it upon her return to the capital.
At the time, Donald Trump had taken to Twitter to talk about the jacket. "'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' written on the back of Melania's jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!"
“I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018