Melania’s Former Friend Releases Secret Recordings

USA Today reports:

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who wrote the book “Melania and Me,” secretly recorded conversations with Trump in the summer of 2018 after Wolkoff left her role as an adviser, CNN reported Thursday night. The recordings show the first lady expressing frustration over media perception on major issues like the administration’s child separation policy.

“I’m working my ass off with the Christmas stuff that, you know, who gives a fuck about Christmas stuff and decorations but I need to do it, right?” Trump is heard saying. “And then I do it, and I say I’m working on Christmas and planning for Christmas,” Trump continued. “And they say, ‘What about the children that are separated?’ Give me a fucking break.”

At one part of the recording, Trump insists she was trying to help separated children at the border, saying, “I was trying to get the kid reunited with the mom. I didn’t have a chance. It needs to go through the process and the law.”