Jalyn Ignacio
January 28, 2024

Melania Trump's former friend says second term in White House would be 'tragic'

The political arena is abuzz with Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's recent comments on Melania Trump.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend and aide of Melania Trump, has shared her views on the possibility of Melania Trump returning to the White House, claiming that it would be "tragic" for Melania to become first lady again. 

The Friendship and Fallout Between Wolkoff and Melania

Winston Wolkoff and Melania Trump's friendship spanned over 15 years. Their relationship, once close and personal, eventually turned sour, with Wolkoff penning the 2020 book Melania and Me.

This book provides an inside look into their friendship and Melania's life. Winston Wolkoff's detailed accounts have brought to light various aspects of Melania Trump's disposition and attitudes towards her role as first lady.

Speaking on the Midas Touch podcast, Winston Wolkoff remarked on Melania Trump's initial reluctance to be first lady.

She quoted: "Melania never wanted to be there in the first place."

This statement sheds light on Melania's lack of enthusiasm for the role, a subject of much public speculation. Winston Wolkoff believes that Melania's potential return to the White House, should Donald Trump win the 2024 election, will not alter her previous disinterest in the position.

The Controversy and Speculation Surrounding Melania Trump

Donald Trump, expected to be the Republican candidate in the upcoming election, might bring Melania Trump back into the limelight.

Winston Wolkoff said that Melania Trump becoming first lady again would be "the most tragic thing for our country."

Winston Wolkoff described Melania's statements about independence and grace as superficial. She argues that Melania's words are "empty" and lack genuine intent or meaning.

She also touched upon the enigmatic nature of Melania Trump's public appearances. Since leaving the White House in January 2021, Melania has rarely been seen in public, a decision Winston Wolkoff attributes to being "by design."

She suggests that Melania uses speculation about her absence to maintain relevance. In December, on X (formerly Twitter), Winston Wolkoff commented on Melania's lack of a public statement regarding her whereabouts, indicating that such silence fuels further media speculation.

In the wake of their fallout, Winston Wolkoff's perspective on Melania Trump and her potential return to the White House is fraught with criticism and skepticism.

Newsweek attempted to contact both Winston Wolkoff and the Trump campaign for comments, but to no avail. The story of these two women, once close friends and confidantes, now stands as a narrative of division and controversy in the political sphere.

  • Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend and aide of Melania Trump, has voiced her opinions on Melania's potential return as first lady.
  • Their relationship, detailed in Wolkoff's book Melania and Me, reveals insights into Melania's attitude towards her role.
  • Winston Wolkoff criticizes Melania's lack of influence on women's rights and describes her public persona as superficial.
  • Controversy surrounds their relationship, especially in light of the 2017 inauguration financial dealings.
  • Winston Wolkoff's comments add to the ongoing speculation and discussion about Melania Trump's role in the political arena.
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