Melania did not want to use same toilets as Obamas, refused to move to White House 'until it was revamped'
As per an insider, 'she wanted everything redecorated, repainted, new furniture and decor - everything was old and shabby and she wanted it to be brand new'
Melania Trump reportedly refused to move into the White House until a new toilet was put into the Obamas' former bedroom, a new book claims. The First Lady's former adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff has detailed her experiences with Melania in her book titled 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady'.
With regards to the book, an insider shared, "Melania just flat out refused to move to Washington DC until it had been completely redesigned and revamped," The Sun reports. "Stephanie talks about how she took one look at her bedroom and bathroom and demanded a new shower and toilet." The insider added that "she was not prepared to use the same bathroom as the Obamas or anyone else for that matter -- it wouldn’t matter if it was the Queen of England. She wanted everything redecorated, repainted, new furniture and decor - everything was old and shabby and she wanted it to be brand new."
"Melania is the wife of the president and doesn’t expect she should have to make do with second hand or previously used facilities. In fact, she seemed to be much more concerned about the decor than she did about allegations of her husband’s alleged infidelity, according to Stephanie," the insider continued.
Melania reportedly ended up staying at her gold-encrusted residence at the Trump Tower penthouse in New York while the bathroom was being redone plus other improvements at the White House. Her son Barron Trump, now 14, had ended up staying with her and so she extended her stay at the Trump Tower till July 2017. Taxpayers had to dish out $150,000 a day for her security and as time passed, many wondered why she had not shifted into the White House yet, the source said. Wolkoff had allegedly written her tell-all book after she taped Melania making "harsh comments" about her stepdaughter Ivanka Trump.
We had earlier reported that the book also claimed that Melania was not happy with Ivanka as she didn't give her the respect that a first lady deserves and always tried to steal the spotlight. Wolkoff claims that the First Lady made disparaging remarks about the president and his adult children. However, an insider close to the bombshell book has told Daily Mail that most of Melania’s issues were with Ivanka. Their relationship turned bitter when Trump became the president in 2016.
The source said, “Melania complained that Ivanka was always competing with her for his attention as if she knew better and was more capable of being the First Lady. Melania spoke out against Ivanka's incessant need to involve herself in just about everything in the White House, even if it didn't concern her. She would always find some way to meddle, someway to make her point be heard.”
The insider added that "there’s no warmth between those two. Melania said Ivanka has not shown her the respect a First Lady deserves and is constantly trying to steal the spotlight by overstepping her boundaries and behaving like her father's most trusted confidant a la The Apprentice. Behind Ivanka's back, Melania would often grumble to her inner circle that there's only one First Lady and that her husband was the person elected, not his entire family, referring to his kids."