Meet Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the former friend of Melania Trump who was fired from the White House and has published a tell-all about the first lady

Meet Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Melania’s ex-friend writing a tell-all – Business Insider


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  • Stephanie Winston Wolkoff published a tell-all about her 15-year friendship with first lady Melania Trump on September 1.
  • Wolkoff is the former special events planner for Vogue, and helped plan President Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017.
  • She was fired from the White House in 2018 after a scandal involving spending on the inauguration.
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The two met in 2003 when Wolkoff was director of special events for Vogue and Melania, then-girlfriend of Donald Trump, was seeking the help of Vogue journalist Andre Leon Talley in shaping her style, according to the book.

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Source: “Melania and Me”

But just a year later, Wolkoff was let go from her position at the White House after reports that her company profited excessively from working on the inauguration.

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Source: The New York Times

Wolkoff has also told The Washington Post that the first lady used a private email account when she first moved to DC, drawing comparisons to Hillary Clinton’s private server that Trump criticized during his 2016 campaign.

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“Melania and I both didn’t use White House emails,” Wolkoff told The Post.

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