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The marriage of Melania and Donald Trump is a transaction agreement, claims the former best friend of the first lady

Melania Trump’s former best friend has claimed that the first lady’s marriage to President Donald Trump is a ‘transactional’ trade in which he gets ‘arm candy’ and she gets certainty.

‘I really believe it is a transactional marriage. Donald got poor candy, ‘said Stephanie Winston Wolkoff in an interview with the BBC on Friday.

Melania got two dynamic decades. She was a young model, she was not successful yet. She met Donald, she got married, she became an American citizen, they had a son, and ten years later she’s the first lady of the United States, ”Wolkoff said.

“I really believe it was a magical moment, and I also believe it was a TV moment.”

'I really believe it is a transactional marriage. Donald got arm candies, ”said Stephanie Winston Wolkoff in an interview with the BBC on Friday

‘I really believe it is a transactional marriage. Donald got arm candies, ”said Stephanie Winston Wolkoff in an interview with the BBC on Friday

Donald Trump and Melania Knauss (seen together Friday) were married in January 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida, where the reception was held at Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump and Melania Knauss (seen together Friday) were married in January 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida, where the reception was held at Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump and Melania Knauss (seen together Friday) were married in January 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida, where the reception was held at Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump and Melania Knauss were married in January 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida, where the reception was held in Mar-a-Lago. It was Trump’s third marriage and the couple have one son, Barron, together.

In the interview, Wolkoff also referred to Melania’s appearance on the cover of Vogue in a February 2005 feature about the wedding, a major coup for the then-professional model.

“The Vogue cover legitimized Melania, legitimized Donald too,” Wolkoff said.

Wolkoff has taken to the interview circuit to promote her new book, Melania And Me, which was # 3 on USA Today’s bestseller list this week.

Melania Trump has dismissed her former boyfriend, dismissing her claims as “ delusional and malicious gossip ” in a tweet not mentioning Wolkoff by name.

In the interview, Wolkoff also referred to Melania's appearance on the cover of Vogue in a February 2005 feature at the wedding.

In the interview, Wolkoff also referred to Melania's appearance on the cover of Vogue in a February 2005 feature at the wedding.

In the interview, Wolkoff also referred to Melania’s appearance on the cover of Vogue in a February 2005 feature at the wedding.

The first lady has increased her national profile over the past week as her husband enters the final phase of his reelection campaign. She addressed the Republican National Convention last month as part of her bid to win President Donald Trump a second term.

On Thursday she hosted a ‘Recovery at Work: Celebrating Connections’ Roundtable at the White House to talk about drug addiction and recovery.

The coronavirus pandemic has increased feelings of loneliness and sadness. It has also increased the risk of substance abuse for vulnerable populations. But the American people are strong and always set up to help each other in times of need. My husband and this administration are also committed to ensuring that no one is left behind and that the forgotten husband and wife are no longer forgotten, ”she said.

But she has also seen numerous headlines surrounding the publication of Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s memoir ‘Melania & Me’.

Wolkoff, who worked on Trump’s inauguration and as an unpaid adviser in the East Wing in the early days of the administration, detailed the tense relationship between Melania Trump and her stepdaughter Ivanka Trump.

She also revealed that Melania is using a private email account, which President Trump criticized Hillary Clinton for during their bitter campaign in 2016.

Melania Trump lashed out at 'delusional and malicious gossip' after her former best friend's book was published

Melania Trump lashed out at 'delusional and malicious gossip' after her former best friend's book was published

Melania Trump lashed out at ‘delusional and malicious gossip’ after her former best friend’s book was published

Wolkoff told The Washington Post: “Both Melania and I haven’t used emails from the White House.”

The first lady is said to have used a private email account from the Trump organization and an email from a MelaniaTrump.com domain, as well as iMessage.

The posts would show her on government hires, state visits and schedules, the Easter egg roll, and her Be Best initiative.

The East Wing said Melania Trump has followed the requirements of the Presidential Records Act.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's book 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady' was released on September 1

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's book 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady' was released on September 1

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s book ‘Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady’ was released on September 1

In consultation with White House ethical officials, the First Lady and her staff have taken steps from the inception of the government to comply with the standard of the Presidential Records Act, regarding the retention of documents adequately documenting official activities, Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s chief of staff, said in a statement.

In 2018, The Washington Post reported that Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails about government affairs to White House aides, cabinet members, and her assistant from a personal email account.

Ivanka rejected any comparison to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of private email, prompting an FBI investigation and inspiring the ‘Lock Her Up’ chant at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies in 2016.

The use of personal emails is allowed, but it is illegal to discuss anything classified.

Wolkoff also admitted to recording her conversations with Melania, but defended this, saying she did it for protection.

She told The Post that she started recording Melania in February 2018, until they stopped talking or texting on January 1, 2019.

She said she decided to do this the day after the White House ended her contract, for fear of becoming a “ falcon ” while inaugural spending intensified.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff came under fire after details were revealed about the money she was given for her role in planning Donald Trump's presidential inauguration in 2016 - above she has seen with Melania Trump at a dinner in January 2017 prior to the inauguration

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff came under fire after details were revealed about the money she was given for her role in planning Donald Trump's presidential inauguration in 2016 - above she has seen with Melania Trump at a dinner in January 2017 prior to the inauguration

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff came under fire after details were revealed about the money she was given for her role in planning Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration in 2016 – above she has seen with Melania Trump at a dinner in January 2017 prior to the inauguration

‘I haven’t taken in a friend. I would never take a friend, ”said Winston Wolkoff The mail. But – this is very important – she was no longer my girlfriend when I hit record.

Wolkoff left the East Wing in February 2018 after The New York Times published an article in February 2018 revealing that the inauguration cost $ 107 million – twice as much as Barack Obama’s first inauguration – and that Wolkoff’s company cost $ 26 million of that money. received.

Most of that money went to vendors Wolkoff’s company hired to produce the events.

Wolkoff claims the story was planted by her enemies in the White House and by those who wouldn’t answer the question of where much of the inaugural money went.

“That’s the question everyone should be asking,” she told ABC News last week of the $ 107 million they raised.

She said she received $ 480,000 for her three months of work on the inauguration – “less than half a percent fee.”

Her memoir describes her 15-year friendship with Melania, who she first met while working at Vogue magazine.

It is the first book about Melania Trump to emerge from her innermost circle and Wolkoff charts a disappointment with the first lady, writing that she thought Melania was different but realized, ‘A Trump is a Trump is a Trump. The whole time I thought she was one of us. Bat at her core, she’s one of them. ‘

Ivanka Trump, President Trump and Melania Trump got together last week for the president's speech to the Republican National Convention

Ivanka Trump, President Trump and Melania Trump got together last week for the president's speech to the Republican National Convention

Ivanka Trump, President Trump and Melania Trump got together last week for the president’s speech to the Republican National Convention

There are several gossip points in the 339-page book, including the Melania revelation laughed during the 2016 campaign after the infamous’ Access Hollywood ‘tape came out and Trump revealed he liked grabbing women by the p ****.’

Wolkoff claims the first lady also mocks Michelle Obama’s tenure. She reportedly once said, ‘Did Michelle Obama go to the border? She never did. Show me the pictures! ‘

The book also paints an unflattering portrait of Ivanka Trump, showing that she was eager to direct the show, claiming that she was trying to take over many of Melania’s first lady duties.

“Ivanka was very focused on Ivanka,” Wolkoff writes.

The White House has disputed much in the book, arguing that Wolkoff has an “ imagined need for revenge. ”

“Anyone who secretly records his self-proclaimed best friend is by definition dishonest,” Grisham said in a statement to DailyMail.com last week. The book is not only full of falsehoods and paranoia, it is also based on an imagined need for revenge. Wolkoff builds herself up by belittling and blaming everyone she worked with, yet she managed to be the victim. Unfortunately, this is a very insecure woman who has to be relevant and defies logic. ‘

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