Former First Lady Melania Trump doesn't say much, but this time she's speaking up, blasting the "failed" media for being "untrustworthy."
"Melania Trump has slammed the media and her former aide, Stephanie Wolkoff, over comments about the White House Christmas celebrations leaked by Wolkoff and widely reported by the media," reports Breitbart News.
"The former First Lady’s statement is a response to Wolkoff leaking secretly recorded, out-of-context remarks expressing frustration with how the media was reporting on the border crisis during President Trump’s term in office, and her role preparing the White House Christmas decorations," according to Breitbart News.
The controversial comment being taken out of context by the media is, "who gives a f*** about Christmas."
But that comment was in fact part of a larger conversation between the First Lady and Wolkoff, in which Wolkoff was the one who expressed frustration with the media attacking her over alleged family separations at the border.
Melania's comment was in an effort to show kindness and sympathy for Wolkoff. When family is allegedly separated, "who gives a f*** about Christmas."
"In the secretly recorded comments, the First Lady attacked the media for its double standards in covering the border crisis," according to Breitbart
Here is Melania Trump's full statement regarding the incident:
Melania Trump’s full statement is copied below:
While I was serving as First Lady of our country, Stephanie Wolkoff secretly recorded several of our conversations. Wolkoff then spitefully edited and released our conversation to create the perception that Christmas is not significant to me.
I will personally set the record straight because the mainstream media has failed to provide context for these misleading exchanges. Christmas is an important time for me, my family, and the American people, and my devotion to the holiday is personal and profoundly serious.
Most people will agree that reuniting migrant children with their parents is more important than discussing Christmas decorations during summertime. The fact that Wolkoff deleted this part of our conversation, where I expressed hope to reunite families split apart at the southern border, exposes her malicious intent.
Wolkoff is untrustworthy. Her contract with the First Lady’s Office was terminated in February 2018, and she was later charged with violating the confidentiality clause of her White House Employment Agreement.
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