A former senior assistant to Melania Trump who helped oversee Donald Trump’s inauguration has written an “explosive” memoir describing her 15-year friendship with the first lady, according to reports.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff was named unpaid adviser to the first lady shortly after Donald Trump won in 2016 and played a high profile in helping Melania Trump move to the White House from New York, while giving her advice on her political portfolio.
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Winston Wolkoff later partnered with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, which launched an investigation into whether Trump’s 2017 statutory committee missed some of the record $ 107 it raised from donations.
The book is called Melania and me, and published by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, September 1, Vanity Fair reported.
The memo will describe Winston Wolkoff’s time “navigating the White House and the East Wing,” where the first women have offices while the president works in the West Wing. It will also include her ‘journey from their friendship that began in New York to [Winston Wolkoff’s] the role of the first lady’s trusted advisor to her sudden and very public departure, to life after Washington, “according to a description obtained by the magazine.
Winston Wolkoff was long considered one of Melania’s closest friends. As a socialist, she previously worked for Vogue and was best known for her role in producing Met Gala, the star-studded annual fundraiser in favor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York.
When the two divorced in 2017, she told the New York Times: “I expect to remain a reliable source of advice and support on an informal basis.”
According to the Daily Beast, a Google Books description of the book available online said it would provide “a revealing and explosive depiction of Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s 15-year friendship with Melania Trump and observations of the most chaotic White House in history”.