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Melania Trump Recorded Dismissing Criticism of Family Separation at Southern Border

HeadlineOct 02, 2020

CNN has released audio recordings of first lady Melania Trump in 2018 dismissing the harm of separating asylum-seeking families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff recorded the comments while working on her book “Melania and Me,” about her relationship with the first lady.

Melania Trump: “You know, who gives a [bleep] about Christmas stuff and decoration? But I need to do it, right?”

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff: “Yeah, but” —

Melania Trump: “Correct?”

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff: “A hundred percent. You have no choice.”

Melania Trump: “And, OK — and then I do it, and I say that I’m working on Christmas, planning for the Christmas. And they said, 'Oh, what about the children, that they were separated?' Give me a [bleep] break. Where they were saying anything when Obama did that?”

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