Friday, September 4, 2020

Friend's tell-all book "Melania [Trump] and Me"

Georgia Slater (People/; Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
At least this time I didn't steal my speech from Michelle Obama (People/Chip Somodevilla/Getty).

Melania Trump scolds the attention on "malicious gossip" after ex-friend's biting tell-all book
People logoForeign First Lady Melania Trump criticized "delusional & malicious gossip" on Thursday, the same week a former friend and adviser has been sharing scathing accounts of her time in the White House with the first lady.

Melania and Me friend's tell-all (Stephanie Wolkoff)
Trump, 50, did not specifically mention Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's new tell-all, Melania and Me, though she implied that the headlines Wolkoff's accounts have made — including revelations that Trump used a private email for government work, despite Pres. Donald Trump's criticism of U.S. Sec'y of State Hillary Clinton for the same crime [Lock him up, too!] — were distracting from more important issues.

"This afternoon I will be hosting a roundtable with some incredible citizens in recovery & the amazing organizations that support them," the first lady tweeted. "I encourage the media to focus & report on the nation's drug crisis, not on delusional & malicious gossip."

On Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Trump hosted a White House roundtable with the Office of National Drug Control Policy, commemorating National Recovery Month. Opioid addiction is one of the central parts of her [agrammatical] "Be Best" initiative focusing on children's welfare.

"The coronavirus pandemic has increased feelings of loneliness and sadness. For vulnerable populations, it has also increased the risk of substance abuse. But the American people are strong and always set up to help one another in times of need," the first lady said. More

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