Melania Trump grumbled to her close friend that Ivanka had failed to show her respect as a first lady, kept trying to steal the limelight, and acting like she was back on The Apprentice, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal .
Melania's former friend and colleague Stephanie Winston Wolkoff will publish her book Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady next Tuesday.
On Monday, media reporter Yashar Ali announced that Wolkoff had tapes from Melania making derogatory remarks about Donald Trump and his children.
A source linked to the book told DailyMail.com that the 50-year-old was particularly grappling with Ivanka, explaining Melania's problems with her eldest stepdaughter, who began with Trump's election as president.
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 relentless need to get involved in almost everything in the White House, even if it didn't concern her. She would always find a way to interfere, to get her point across. & # 39;
Melania Trump grumbled to her close friend that Ivanka had failed to show her respect as a first lady, kept trying to steal the limelight, and acting like she was back on The Apprentice, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal
A source linked to an upcoming book told DailyMail.com, “Melania said Ivanka has not shown her the respect a first lady deserves and is constantly trying to steal the limelight by pushing her boundaries and behaves like the most trustworthy confidante of her father a la The Apprentice. & # 39; Pictured: Ivanka and her father Donald Trump at The Apprentice in 2007
Melania's former girlfriend and associate Stephanie Winston Wolkoff (pictured together) is due to release her book Melania and Me on Tuesday. It was revealed on Monday that she has First Lady tapes making derogatory remarks about the Trump and his children, particularly Ivanka
Melania and her relationship with Ivanka have long been described as strained. Earlier reports claim Melania referred to Ivanka as "The Princess" while a younger Ivanka called her stepmother "The Portrait" because she rarely spoke.
However, this will be the first time the extent of frostiness between the two has been revealed in Melania's own words.
The source added to DailyMail.com, "There is no heat between these two."
The crux of the problem is that Melania feels that Ivanka has exceeded her limits in her role in the White House.
When Trump took office in January 2017, Ivanka moved to Washington DC with her husband Jared Kushner. She has been named Senior Advisor to the President – an unusual position for a child of the President.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's book "Melania and I: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady" is out September 1st
Ivanka has been criticized several times for standing by her father's side at important political meetings and trips such as the 2019 G20 summit.
The source said: & # 39; Melania said Ivanka hasn't shown her the respect a first lady deserves and is constantly trying to steal the limelight by pushing her boundaries and acting like her father's most trusted confidante a la The Apprentice behaves.
"Behind Ivanka's back, Melania often grumbled in her inner circle that there was only one first lady and that her husband was the chosen person, not his whole family, and referred to his children."
In response to initial reports that Wolkoff's book contained details that Melania had devastated the Trump children, Melania's closet assistant Stephanie Grisham said she had never heard of such remarks.
& # 39; No. I've never heard Mrs. Trump say anything derogatory about the family, ”Grisham, who serves as the first lady's chief of staff, said Tuesday.
She added, “They are a close family. She has spoken publicly about it many times.
“I've heard a little about this book. I don't know much about it. It sounds like it's just another one of those books that people are sadly writing. & # 39;
Grisham also noted that it was "unfortunate" when Melania was accepted without her knowledge that she was being exploited by a friend.
“When recordings are made it is really unfortunate to take someone's trust as a friend, but I don't know much about the book. We focus on the work we do, ”she said.
Melania and her relationship with her older stepdaughter have long been reported as strained, but this will be the first time the extent of the frostiness is revealed in Melania's own words. Pictured: Melania speaks to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday evening
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." Pictured: Ivanka, Melania and President Trump with Pope Francis in 2017
Wolkoff, the former Vogue special events director who ran nine Met Galas, met Melania Knauss in 2003 and "had a front row seat to transform Donald Trump's then-girlfriend from a rough cut jewel into a precious diamond" Description is.
Wolkoff was an informal, unpaid advisor to Melania in the east wing of the White House until she left the position in controversy in February 2018.
She was in the news at the time reports showed that her firm, WIS Media Partners, had received a payment of $ 26 million for her work on the opening. Her personal take-home value was $ 1.62 million, although later reports showed she received about $ 500,000 in person while the rest went to other producers who worked on the event.
Melania dismissed her from the east wing with an email.
"I'm sorry that the professional part of our relationship has ended, but I am comforted that our (friendship) far outweighs politics," the First Lady wrote. & # 39; Thanks again! Lots of love. & # 39;
But the source told DailyMail.com that their friendship did not survive, stating, "Melania has no close friends who have their best interests in their hearts."
Stephanie was one of those types of friends. When others withdrew, she offered Melania their undivided attention and support.
'Unfortunately, that type of loyalty and trust was not returned and in the end, Stephanie was scapegoated.
& # 39; This is a person who risked everything, his friends, his reputation, his career, to do good to Melania. She always had her back free, both professionally and personally.
& # 39; Stephanie's integrity and work ethic speak for themselves. She doesn't want to make money with her book. It's not about money, it's about uncovering the truth. & # 39;
The book will cover some of the most controversial and infamous moments with Melania Trump, including Stormy Daniels' claim she had an affair with Trump, which he denied, and the infamous jacket she wore: "I really don't care or? ? & # 39; (Picture 2018)
The book will cover some of the most controversial and infamous moments with Melania Trump, including Stormy Daniels' claim she had an affair with Trump, which he denied, and the infamous jacket she wore: "I really don't care or? ? & # 39;
The blurb for the book pre-ordered suggests a number of revelations.
“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 was she wearing that jacket that said, "I really don't care, do I?" printed on the back? Is Melania happy to be first lady? And what really happened to the $ 107 million in funding for the inauguration? Wolkoff has some ideas, ”says the description.
"What Melania wants, Melania gets" – is the slogan in the book on Amazon.com.
Wolkoff's book is the latest in a series of books about President Donald Trump, the First Lady, and the Administration, according to a report by Mary Trump, the President's niece, and former National Security Advisor John Bolton.
It's also the second book about the notoriously private first lady to come out this fall. Mary Jordan's "The Art of Her Deal" provided an extensive biography of Melania, including details on how she renegotiated her preparations after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, addressed the plastic surgery rumors, and explained Melania's relationship Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump's oldest daughter.
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