FIRST Lady Melania Trump blasted critics over child migrants and said “who gives a f**k” about Christmas decorations in audio recordings that were released on Thursday.
Melania was secretly recorded by her former friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who worked as an unpaid aide in the East Wing of the White House until being let go in February 2018.
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The 50-year-old was heard complaining to Wolkoff about reporters who questioned her about President Donald Trump’s policy of separating kids from families who crossed the US border with Mexico illegally.
“They say I’m complicit. I’m the same like him, I support him. I don’t say enough I don’t do enough where I am,” she told Wolkoff in the recording that was obtained by CNN.
“I’m working … my a** off on the Christmas stuff, that you know, who gives a f**k about the Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right?”
In the audio, Melania continued: “OK, and then I do it and I say that I’m working on Christmas and planning for the Christmas and they said, ‘Oh, what about the children that they were separated?’
“Give me a f**king break. Where they were saying anything when Obama did that? I can not go, I was trying get the kid reunited with the mom.
“I didn’t have a chance – needs to go through the process and through the law,” the first lady said.
As noted by CNN, Melania was referring to former President Barack Obama’s policy of kids being separated from parents “only when authorities had concerns for their well-being or could not confirm that the adult was in fact their legal guardian.”
It wasn’t used as a blanket policy as it was in the Trump administration.
In another tape recorded by Wolkoff, Melania said migrant kids are brought to the US “by coyotes.”
She said that the reactions from children shows the quality of US detention centers explains “the way they take care of them,” referring to their parents.
“The kids, they say, ‘Wow I will have my own bed? I will sleep on the bed? I will have a cabinet for my clothes?’ It’s so sad to hear it but they didn’t have that in their own countries, they sleep on the floor.
“They are taken care of nicely there. But you know, yeah, they are not with parents, it’s sad,” Melania said.
“But when they come here