Melania Trump's former aide has called the First Lady and President Donald Trump 'hypocritical' for telling Americans how to handle the pandemic but not leading by example including encouraging a return to in-person learning when their son secret had COVID-19.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff spoke out after the Justice Department threatened a lawsuit against her for breaking an NDA to write a tell-all book about her former best friend Melania, commenting: 'The Department of Justice has turned into the Trump's own police force, unfortunately.'
Wolkoff said it was a missed opportunity for the White House residents to finally connect with the average American, instead it was only Wednesday in an essay from Melania that the country even knew 14-year-old Barron Trump had also contracted coronavirus.
Probed by Chris Cuomo on how Melania could lecture the country about getting on with things amid the pandemic, 'when she can't even get her husband' to follow health experts' advice, Wolkoff said, 'Because she doesn't do it the right way either.'
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'She can do a PSA and wear a mask and tell you that everyone should wear a mask, then the next day she's visiting a school without a mask on,' Wolkoff continued. 'It's the same contradiction. They're hypocritical. It doesn't make any sense.'
Cuomo asked whether her attitude to pandemic PSAs could be compared to that expressed in secretly recorded conversations with Wolkoff where she bemoaned having to front the White House festive season traditions, saying 'Who gives a f**k about Christmas stuff?'
However Wolkoff dodged answering directly.
'We're supposed to look at the two and think Melania is the softer side of Donald, she's not. She's just like Donald,' Wolkoff said, adding that women in children who the Be Best charity frontwoman claims to be an advocate for, need a voice of reason.
She said the president was 'making a fool of himself' by dancing in crowds at rallies while people are dying around him.
The Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady author also said she 'expected nothing less from them' as she addressed the Trumps 'wasting taxpayers money' by potentially suing her over the book.
Probed by Chris Cuomo on how Melania could lecture the country about getting on with things amid the pandemic, 'when she can't even get her husband' to follow health experts' advice, Wolkoff said, 'Because she doesn't do it the right way either'
Wolkoff also said 'The Department of Justice has turned into the Trump's own police force, unfortunately,' as she faces being sued for allegedly breaking an NDA to write her book Melania and Me
'They've opened up Pandora's Box in reference to this contract,' Wolkoff said about claims she broke an NDA. 'There's more to be discovered.'
She added: 'Law and order – according to Donald Trump, which is actually a racist term, is something that he should not be doing right now.'sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
Wolkoff explained she started her work in 2016 but didn't sign an NDA with Melania until August 2017.