Stephanie Winston Wolkoff said the first lady was the president’s “greatest enabler”

A former friend and advisor to Melania Trump declined her response to last Wednesday’s U S. Riots in the Capitol, claiming the First Lady is a “trailblazer” for her husband, President Donald Trump

In a Monday interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff said Mrs. Trump’s testimony – published five days after the attempted insurrection – offered too little, too late, and described the testimony as one of many examples of the failure of the first lady

“This isn’t the only complicit event that has occurred in these four years Melania Trump has a voice and she hasn’t used it,” said Winston Wolkoff. “She has a platform, she hasn’t used it as the First Lady United States of America You have the ability to speak loudly, clearly, and to the rest of Americans “

Winston Wolkoff continued, “She’s not only complicit, she’s his facilitator, and she’s his greatest cheerleader and sadly, she didn’t do anything else”

Formerly a close friend of Mrs. Trump’s Winston Wolkoff, Melania and I wrote a scrapbook after leaving the White House, and also publicly shared records of conversations she had with the first lady

The 50-year-old first lady made her first public statement on the coup attempt five days after the events, and did not blame her husband for his role in inciting the violence at the Capitol

“I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on a person’s skin color, or use different political ideologies as the basis for aggression and malice”Trump’s statement was” We need to listen to one another, focus on what unites us and rise above what divides us “

“The first lady’s words came very late. Your words are blank and have no meaning There were no actions,” said Winston Wolkoff

In her testimony, the first lady also slammed what she called “violent gossip” after the attack (a remark some speculated to turn to Winston Wolkoff, an essay writer for The Daily Beast had last week she said Ms. Trump has “blood on her hands”)

“I find it shameful that there has been violent gossip, unwarranted personal assaults and false misleading allegations against me – from people who want to be relevant and have an agenda – related to these tragic events,” said Mrs Trump wrote, “This period is all about healing our country and its citizens It should not be used for personal gain”

When asked by Keilar if she believed this statement was addressed to her, Winston Wolkoff said, “Unfortunately, Brianna, when she thinks about it, it’s really embarrassing to think about it right now”

In her editorial for The Daily Beast, Winston Wolkoff wrote that neither the President nor the First Lady “have little or no regard for” human life [or] our great democracy “

“Many still believe that Melania is powerless, but don’t be fooled; she is also an abuser of the worst kind, the kind who speaks kindly to children,” wrote Winston Wolkoff. “The disease lies beneath Melania’s skin knows and supports Donald and his points of view “

The violent uprising, in which at least five people were killed, has resulted in several resignations from those in the White House, including former First Lady Chief of Staff Stephanie Grisham

“It was an honor to serve the country at @WhiteHouse I am very proud to have been part of the @FLOTUS @MELANIATRUMP mission to help children everywhere & is proud of the many accomplishments of this government, “Grisham wrote in a tweet released just hours after the mob descended on the Capitol.

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