“It’s aggressive and hurtful. I have spent so much time and money. It’s literally taken over my life. I live and breathe lawyers and subpoenas because of them”, Wolkoff stressed.
FLOTUS Scolds Media for Focusing on ‘Salacious Claims’ by Wolkoff
She spoke after the US First Lady accused the mainstream media of concentrating on stories with “baseless claims” from angry ex-employees who are “only trying to distract from the important work happening inside the White House”.
“The media has chosen to focus on stories of idle gossip and palace intrigue by editorialising real events and policies with their own bias and agendas”, Melania Trump said during her campaign speech in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
The speech echoed FLOTUS berating the media earlier this month for “eagerly” covering “salacious claims made by a former contractor who advised my office”.
In a piece published on the White House website at the time, Melania dubbed Wolkoff a person of “dishonest behaviour” who “only cares” about her “personal agenda” and who “clung” to FLOTUS after Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016.
The remarks come a few days after the US Justice Department lodged a lawsuit against Wolkoff, claiming that she had violated a nondisclosure agreement by publishing a tell-all memoir about her time working at the White House and that she should hand over all of her book’s profits to a government trust.
The memoir titled “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with The First Lady” was released in September and focused, in particular, on Wolkoff planning President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration and advising Melania in the first year of the Trump administration.
The US First Lady’s aide left the White House in 2018 after reports claimed that Wolkoff’s company had been paid almost $26 million for her work on Trump’s inauguration.