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?”