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Book: Melania Rolled Her Eyes Whenever Ivanka Talked About Becoming President

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

September 1 marked the release of Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady, a new tell-all book by former Melania Trump ally and staffer Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. One of the things the book addresses is the tension between Melania Trump and White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump. According to the Daily Mail's Cheyenne Roundtree, the first lady "would roll her eyes whenever Ivanka opined about being America's first female president, mumbling under her breath, 'No thank you,' a source connected to the bombshell book about the first lady exclusively told DailyMail.com."

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New Book To Reveal Melania Trump’s ‘Dark Side’

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Pundits have been using the word "empathy" a lot in connection with the speech that First Lady Melania Trump delivered on the second night of this year's Republican National Convention — stressing that she tried to show "empathy" in an effort to soften President Donald Trump's image. But according to a new book by former Melania Trump adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, empathy is one of the things that she lacks.

Wolkoff's book, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship With the First Lady, is due out this Tuesday, September 1, and Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox describes it as "an illuminating story of the dissolution of a female friendship, with drama both high and low, slights overt and subtle, and visceral pain." Fox notes that she previously reported on tensions between Wolkoff and the first lady in a Vanity Fair article published in February 2019.

The book, according to Fox, is full of anecdotes that show Melania Trump's lack of concern for others.

"In these passages," Fox explains, "she sounds far more like her husband than anyone has given her credit for. Other choices chronicled by Wolkoff carry a distinctive Trumpian flair…. If Melania had her sights set on wearing Karl Lagerfeld, she wore Karl Lagerfeld. If she wanted to wear stilettos to visit a hurricane-ravaged town, she wore stilettos. If she wanted to be referred to on a Christmas card as 'First Lady-Elect' — even though no other first-lady-to-be had used the term because, as Wolkoff reminded her, it is not an elected position — she did it anyway. 'Melania,' she writes, 'Did. Not. Care.'"

The book also describes Melania Trump as feeling very competitive with the president's daughter, White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump.

Fox notes, "Wolkoff writes that Ivanka and her staff wrote to her and Melania about co-hosting several events that were traditionally hosted by just the first lady. 'Are you kidding me?,' Melania asked Wolkoff about Ivanka's request to collaborate for International Women's Day. 'Seriously? I'm not co-hosting.' For the annual luncheon held for the governors' spouses that Ivanka wanted in on, Melania said, 'We need to let her know that I know this is a first lady event done every year…OMG. They just want to take credit for it."

New Subpoena Will Demand Trump Tax Returns (Including Ivanka, Eric, And Don Jr.)

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Following a Supreme Court ruling on the matter, the House Intelligence Committee has narrowed a subpoena request to focus more specifically on Donald Trump and the immediate members of his family: Eric Trump, Don Jr., and Ivanka Trump.

The subpoena, which was originally broader and issued to Trump's longtime lender Deutsche Bank, "no longer seeks financial records for any other members of President Trump's family," according to a memo released by the House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff. Schiff added that the panel had taken action voluntarily in order to "accelerate resolution" of the matter.

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Report: Former Adviser Taped Melania Trump Disparaging Ivanka

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Melania Trump made disparaging remarks about Ivanka Trump and President Donald Trump's other adult children, a former friend and senior advisor to the First Lady says.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who produced the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, says she taped Mrs. Trump making the remarks, and is including them in a new book, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with The First Lady, to be released September 1. Journalist Yashar Ali, who writes for HuffPost and New York magazine, was the first to report the news.

Ali reports that "two sources familiar with the contents of her book confirmed that she reveals the details in her book, including harsh comments about Ivanka Trump."

"Wolkoff was friends with the First Lady for over a decade before Trump ran for president and was the director of special events at Vogue," Ali adds.

"How did Melania react to the Access Hollywood tape and her husband's affair with Stormy Daniels?" a description of the book asks. "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 $107 million? Wolkoff has some ideas…"