Melania Trump is the protagonist of the latest controversy left by the electoral campaign in the US. The CNN has revealed this Thursday that the first lady was secretly recorded in the summer of 2018 expressing his frustration at being criticized because of her husband’s policy of separate migrant families. Melania also complains about criticism she receives for traditional first lady duties, such as preparing the white house christmas decoration.
“They say I’m an accomplice. I’m like him, I support him. I don’t say enough, I don’t do enough where I am,” he says in one of the audios, secretly recorded by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Examiner, and former Senior Advisor to the First Lady.
Regarding the criticism she received for the Christmas decorations, Melania lets go of a “Who the hell cares about Christmas decorations? But I have to, right? “
At another point, and in relation to Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border, the first lady affirms: “I say that I am working on Christmas and planning Christmas and they tell me ‘what about the children who were separated? ‘”and adds: “Give me a fucking break”.
Question the motives of migrants
In the recordings, Melania thinks about the arrival of migrant families. Although he regrets his situation, he later points out that the US “has to do something” when they arrive in the country illegally. And he doubts the versions that immigrants give about the danger that exists in their countries as a reason to flee to the United States.
“Children say, ‘Will I have my own bed? Will I sleep in the bed? Will I have a closet for my clothes?’ It’s very sad to hear it, but they didn’t have that in their own countries, they sleep on the floor, “Melania Trump says at one point in the audio. “They take good care of them there. But you know, yeah, they’re not with their parents, it’s sad. But when they come here alone or with coyotes or illegally, you know, you have to do something.”
The first lady also questions the authenticity of the versions of some immigrants about the flight from danger in their countries of origin. “A lot of moms and kids are taught how to do it. They come up and say, ‘Oh, a gang member will kill us, it’s very dangerous,'” Melania Trump says, imitating a dramatic voice. “So they are allowed to stay here.” “Other people teach them what to say in order for them to come and to stay here. Because they could easily stay in Mexico, but they don’t want to stay in Mexico because Mexico doesn’t take care of them like the United States.”
In a statement, Melania Trump’s chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, has criticized Wolkoff for releasing the recording. “Secretly recording the first lady and intentionally breaking a nondisclosure agreement to publish a lewd book is a clear attempt at relevance. The timing of this remains suspect, as does this never-ending exercise in self-pity and narcissism,” he said. in a statement. It alludes to the book ‘Melania and Me’ that Wolkoff has just published and at the time these revelations take place, in the middle of the electoral campaign.