The First Lady referenced her former pal, who was additionally her senior advisor, as she criticised the media’s consideration in direction of “idle gossip and palace intrigue”. In her controversial new guide, Melania and Me, Ms Wolkoff makes a sequence of claims that painting Ms Trump in a nasty mild.
The previous aide additionally unearthed secret recordings which appeared to point out Ms Trump blasting Stormy Daniels, who was accused of getting an affair along with her husband, Donald Trump, calling her “the porn hooker”.
Ms Wolkoff performed the incendiary tapes on Mea Culpa, a podcast introduced by Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer.
Within the recordings, the First Woman could be heard telling Ms Wolkoff that Ms Daniels secured a coveted picture shoot for Vogue by photographer Annie Leibovitz.
She mentioned: “Should you Google, go Google and browse it Annie Leibovitz shot the porn hooker, as she can be in one of many points, September or October.”
Ms Wolkoff requested: “What do you imply, she shot the ‘porn hooker’?”
Ms Trump replied: “Stormy.”
In response to Ms Wolkoff’s shock, Ms Trump added: “Oh you did not learn it. It was yesterday it got here out. For Vogue. She can be in Vogue. Annie Leibowitz shot her.”
However now Ms Wolkoff is now being sued by the US Division of Justice on non-discloure settlement breach grounds.
Addressing the media’s protection of her former pal’s claims, Ms Trump mentioned: “The media has chosen to give attention to tales of idle gossip and palace intrigue by editorialising actual occasions and insurance policies with their very own bias and agendas.
The First Woman additionally mentioned the media’s give attention to the guide had interfered in her work serving to kids.
She mentioned: “As an example my initiative Be Greatest has one important objective, serving to kids, but the media have chosen to take consideration away from the kids and focus solely on the unfavourable.
“However that won’t cease me from doing what is true.”
Ms Trump had beforehand addressed the harm the guide and subsequent media protection induced to her Be Greatest marketing campaign in a weblog put up shared on the White Home web site.
She wrote: “BE BEST has one easy objective—to assist kids.
“It serves to offer the instruments kids want to organize them for his or her futures.”
Nevertheless, she argued that “as a rule, info that could possibly be useful to kids is misplaced within the noise made by self-serving adults.”
The previous mannequin added: “I’ve most just lately discovered this to be the case as main information shops eagerly coated salacious claims made by a former contractor who suggested my workplace.