Melania Trump's Spokesperson Replies To Anti-Trump Book, And She's Not Happy

Melania Trump's Spokesperson Replies To Anti-Trump Book, And She's Not Happy
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Updated 8 months ago

For those who didn't turn on the news on Wednesday, a new book by journalist Michael Wolff entitled Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House turned the White House on its head. While the book has not officially been dropped yet, an excerpt of one chapter was published in New York Magazine. Wolff had been given unprecedented access, and some of the on the record quotes are truly jaw-dropping. 

On the subject of election night, Wolff writes:

"Even though the numbers in a few key states had appeared to be changing to Trump’s advantage, neither Conway nor Trump himself nor his son-in-law, Jared Kushner — the effective head of the campaign — ­wavered in their certainty: Their unexpected adventure would soon be over. Not only would Trump not be president, almost everyone in the campaign agreed, he should probably not be."

And on Ivanka and Jared:

"Balancing risk against reward, both Jared and Ivanka decided to accept roles in the West Wing over the advice of almost everyone they knew. It was a joint decision by the couple, and, in some sense, a joint job. Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she’d be the one to run for president. The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump."

The excerpt largely paints a picture of a man who is wholly unfit for the office of the Presidency, and a staff that is painfully aware of this fact. But its comments about a certain unelected official are the ones that drew pointed and direct pushback. 

About Melania Trump, Wolff writes:

"Not only did Trump disregard the potential conflicts of his own business deals and real-estate holdings, he audaciously refused to release his tax returns. Why should he? Once he lost, Trump would be both insanely famous and a martyr to Crooked Hillary. His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the tea-party movement. Kellyanne Conway would be a cable-news star. Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn’t become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. Losing would work out for everybody. Losing was winning."

He went on:

"Shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night, when the unexpected trend — Trump might actually win — seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears — and not of joy."

Melania's spokesperson fired back, telling NBC News:

People were understandably skeptical.

I mean, did you see Melania on inauguration day? 

And have you seen who she's married to...?

For those who missed it, these were the First Lady's aforementioned White House Christmas decorations:

However, many called Wolff's credibility into question:

But let's face it, Trish is all of us:

Melania Trump: a true American hero.