Melania Trump’s ‘silence and inactions’ slammed by ex-BFF Stephanie Wolkoff: ‘Ashamed to have worked with her’
The January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol Building left the entire country shocked. The blatant disregard for law and authority saw hundreds of Donald Trump supporters barge into the building in order to overturn Joe Biden's election win. As the country was reeling from the after-effects of the incident, people reached out to one another with words of solidarity. But none came from FLOTUS Melania Trump. And she is now being slammed by former friend and adviser for her 'silence and inactions' during Wednesday's riot at the Capitol building by supporters of her husband.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, former adviser to First Lady Melania Trump, wrote an op-ed in which she shared, "I can't believe how blind I was to the depth of her deception and lack of common decency."
"I wish I could say I was shocked by President Trump's actions, but sadly I can not, or say I don't comprehend Melania's silence and inactions, but pathetically, they are both expected," she wrote.
The riots which left five people dead, including a police officer who was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, sent shockwaves across the nation and called to attention the highly volatile political atmosphere. Everyone is waking up as people are demanding Trump's impeachment and removal from office. The wait till January 20, 2021, also seems long -- many Democrats and a handful of Republicans have urged the president to resign before his term expires. Although it may seem like some are completely impervious to that.
When the riots broke out on Wednesday, the first lady was conducting a photo shoot at the White House. "Photos were being taken of rugs and other items in the Executive Residence and the East Wing," a person familiar with the day's activities with the first lady told CNN. She has been silent since the riots. A White House source revealed to the publication that her perceived disinterest in addressing the country was indicative of being "checked out" and that "she just isn't in a place mentally or emotionally anymore where she wants to get involved."
Wolkoff did not hold back in critiquing Trump. "Melania knows how to 'Be Best' at standing up and reading from a teleprompter and not from the heart. She and her husband lack character, and have no moral compass," she wrote in the op-ed piece, adding that she regrets ever being professionally associated with the FLOTUS. "Although my intentions to support the first lady in the rollout of her initiatives were always pure, I’m disheartened and ashamed to have worked with Melania."
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who wrote a tell-all book about her friendship with President Trump’s wife titled 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady', was an unpaid White House adviser until February 2018 when her contract was terminated and she felt amidst controversies. Her book documented her friendship with Melania Trump, their regular social outings in New York City, and more. The White House has dismissed her book as "full of mistruths and paranoia."