Melania Trump fumed ‘Ivanka tries to steal spotlight and behaves like she’s on Apprentice’, book claims
MELANIA Trump fumed that Ivanka Trump tries to steal the spotlight and behaves like she's on The Apprentice, a new bombshell book has claimed.
Former aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is releasing a book that claims she has recordings of the first lady slamming the president and his family, it was revealed on Monday.
A source connected to the book told DailyMail.com about the issues Melania has with her eldest stepdaughter.
The insider said: "Melania complained that Ivanka was always competing with her for his attention, as if she knew better and was more capable of being the First Lady.
"Melania spoke out against Ivanka's incessant need to involve herself in just about everything in the White House, even if it didn't concern her.
"She would always find some way to meddle, some way to make her point be heard."
The source added: "Melania said Ivanka has not shown her the respect a First Lady deserves and is constantly trying to steal the spotlight by overstepping her boundaries and behaving like her father's most trusted confidant a la The Apprentice.
"Behind Ivanka's back, Melania would often grumble to her inner circle that there's only one First Lady and that her husband was the person elected, not his entire family, referring to his kids."
The author also has secretly recorded tapes of Melania trash-talking Donald Trump.
According to journalist Yashar Ali, the recordings are talked about in Wolkoff's book titled, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.
The highly-anticipated tome will be released on September 1.
"In her forthcoming book, Melania Trump's former friend/adviser Stephanie Wolkoff says the First Lady made disparaging remarks about the president and his adult children," Ali tweeted.
"Wolkoff taped some of her conversations with Mrs Trump, sources tell me."
"What Melania wants, Melania gets," the tag line on Amazon.com stated.
Before her work in the White House, Wolkoff was the former director of special events at Vogue.
She met the first lady, then Melania Knauss, in 2003.
She headed nine Met galas and "had a front row seat to the transformation of Donald Trump’s then girlfriend [Melania] from a rough-cut gem to a precious diamond," according to her book.
The Stormy Daniels furor and the "I really don’t care, do u?" jacket will reportedly be addressed in the book.
The description read: "How did Melania react to the Access Hollywood tape and her husband’s affair with Stormy Daniels?
"Does she get along well with Ivanka? Why did she wear that jacket with 'I really don’t care, do u?' printed on the back?
"Is Melania happy being First Lady? And what really happened with the inauguration’s funding of $107million? Wolkoff has some ideas."
Wolkoff was Melania's unpaid adviser in the East Wing of the White House until February 2018, but her company reportedly made millions from the inauguration.
She was eventually dismissed via email.
"I am sorry that the professional part of our relationship has come to an end, but I am comforted in the fact that our [friendship] far outweigh[s] politics," Melania wrote. "Thank you Again! Much love."
Wolkoff told The New York Times last year she wasn't fired, however.
"Was I fired? No," Wolkoff said. "Did I personally receive $26million or $1.6million? No. Was I thrown under the bus? Yes."
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