While First Lady Melania Trump is now in quarantine after a positive diagnosis for coronavirus, recordings of her speaking to a longtime friend have just been released, and based on the reaction on social media, many Americans are both horrified and disgusted by remarks Mrs. Trump made about the plight of migrant children.
The tapes were made by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who recently released a book about the current first lady entitled Melania & Me and were played Thursday evening on CNN.
Here’s a transcript of one of the recordings made by Wolkoff:
“They say I’m complicit. I’m the same like him, I support him. I don’t say enough. I don’t do enough. I’m working like a — my ass off at — Christmas stuff that you know, who gives a fuck about Christmas stuff and decoration? But I need to do it, right? Correct? Okay, and then I do it. And I say that I’m working on Christmas planning for the Christmas. And they said, ‘Oh, what about the children that they were separated?’ Give me a fucking break. Where they were saying anything when Obama did that?”
“The jacket was… a publicity stunt, and it was to garner the attention of the press, to make sure that everyone was aware that Melania was going to the border.”
Melania Trump’s former friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, on the infamous “I really don’t care. Do U?” jacket. pic.twitter.com/sCJAAAcvBf
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) October 2, 2020
The anger and outrage on Twitter was immediate and palpable:
OMG. You have to listen to the whole fucking thing.
Melania is a fucking monster. https://t.co/0i4NblLPVN
— Michelangelo Signorile, subscribe to my newsletter (@MSignorile) October 2, 2020
Utterly reprehensible. Melania would’t have a clue as to why little children cry for their parents & because they are caged & alone
Trump & his brood are heartless monsters.
— Philip Allsopp. 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@AllsoppPhilip) October 2, 2020
Melania Trump is on tape talking about immigrant families they separated at the border. She sounds mostly worried about why she’s being attacked for the separations. Not the fact they’re being separated. Everyone in this family is the worst. #MelaniaTapes pic.twitter.com/2Ga121Ej5a
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 2, 2020
— Gene Jones (@GeneAJonesJr) October 2, 2020
Shoutout to everyone who’s been saying we shouldn’t feel bad for Melania
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) October 2, 2020
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