Melania Trump has ‘a transactional marriage’, says ex-aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff – BBC Newsnight

In her only UK broadcast interview, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff – Melania Trump’s former friend and aide – joins Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark to discuss her relationship with the First Lady and her new tell-all book, Melania and Me. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F

A former aide to Melania Trump has written a memoir, Melania and Me, about her 15-year friendship with the US first lady.

In 2018, Ms Winston Wolkoff was reportedly forced out of the White House, amid allegations that she had been profiteering from President Trump’s inauguration.

But the former aide has said she was "thrown under the bus".

She denied claims her company received $26 million (£20 million) in payments to help plan the 2017 ceremony and surrounding events, saying her firm "retained a total of $1.62 million".

The White House has denounced the book as a "bizarre twisting of the truth".

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