Is everybody taping the Trump family?
Courtesy of Yashar’s Newsletter:
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the former friend of Melania Trump who helped produce the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, taped the First Lady making disparaging remarks about the president and his adult children according to two sources. Wolkoff plans on sharing the First Lady’s comments about her family in her forthcoming book “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with The First Lady” which will be published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books on September 1.
The news that Wolkoff plans on revealing the First Lady’s comments about the Trump family comes days after the Washington Post reported that the president’s eldest sister Maryanne Trump Barry was taped by her niece Mary Trump saying that she believed her brother had no principles and couldn’t be trusted.
It’s unclear what exactly Wolkoff is alleging that the First Lady said about the president and his adult children but two sources familiar with the contents of her book confirmed that she reveals the details in her book including harsh comments about Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter and senior advisor. It’s also unclear if Wolkoff reveals in the book that she was taping her conversations with the First Lady but I’m told by sources that the comments published in the book are based on audiotapes. Mary Trump, the president’s niece, based some of her book on audiotapes but she didn’t reveal that in her book instead sharing the tapes with the Washington Post once they questioned some of what she alleged in the book about the president.
A spokesperson for Simon & Schuster did not reply to my email by the time I published this edition of my newsletter.
Wolkoff was friends with the First Lady for over a decade before Trump ran for president and was the director of special events at Vogue. Wolkoff was the producer of the Met Gala, the legendary fashion event held every year to benefit New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute which is organized by Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour, for nine years.
Wolkoff had a falling out with the First Lady after a series of stories revealed the spending of the Inaugural Committee. She says in the book that she was a scapegoat for the controversy (and the subsequent federal investigation) surrounding the Inaugural Committee’s spending.
At first, I was not sure who this Yashar guy was but after doing a little research I learned that he is a freelance journalist who contributes to The Daily Beast, New York Magazine, and The Huffington Post to name a few, so he appears to be on the up and up.
Personally I have no problem believing that behind the scenes all of the Trump folks essentially despise each other and probably hate Donald most of all.
I would not be surprised to see even more books coming out about the family that features all kinds of secret recordings.