Melania Trump: ‘Who gives a f–k about Christmas stuff and decoration?’

President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump participate in the 2020 Salute to America

Just a few hours before Donald and Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, Melania’s former friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff appeared on Anderson Cooper’s CNN show. Wolkoff wrote Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship With the First Lady, a tell-all about their friendship and falling out. Wolkoff had given a portrait of Melania like no other: the real Melania is just as much of a small-minded, petty bigot as her husband. Melania is constantly beefing with Ivanka, and constantly trying to screw people over. Wolkoff always said that she could back up everything she wrote in the book with all of the emails and documents she saved, plus she always played coy about the existence of some secret tapes she made of Melania. Well… Wolkoff released the tapes!! WOW.

This taped conversation happened in July 2018, and basically Melania is just bitching and moaning about how hard she works:

“I’m working like a — my ass off at Christmas stuff… You know, who gives a f–k about Christmas stuff and decoration? I say that I’m working on Christmas planning for the Christmas, and they said, ‘Oh, what about the children?’ That they were separated.” She used another obscenity to express her exasperation, asking Ms. Winston Wolkoff, “Give me a f–king break… Where they were saying anything when Obama did that?”

“They say I’m complicit. I’m the same like him. I support him. I don’t say enough. I don’t do enough,” she tells Ms. Winston Wolkoff in a conversation that sounds as if she is confiding in a close friend.

The conversation took place only weeks after Mrs. Trump — who was born in Slovenia and became a United States citizen in 2006 — made headlines when she traveled to an immigrant shelter for children in Texas along the Mexican border and wore a jacket that read, in white capital letters, “I really don’t care. Do U?” At the time, the president and the first lady’s spokeswoman said that the message on the jacket was aimed at reporters, not at the children she was visiting. Asked by Ms. Winston Wolkoff why she wore the jacket, Mrs. Trump said she did it to annoy her husband’s critics.

“I’m driving liberals crazy, that’s for sure,” she said. “And that, you know, that’s — and they deserve it, you understand. And everybody’s like, ‘Oh, my God. This is the worst. This is the worst.’ After, I mean, come on. They are crazy, OK?”

[From The NY Times]

I mean, I’m not shocked by anything she’s saying here, but it’s still sort of startling to hear Melania basically bitch and moan about how tough her life is and how everyone hates her because of her husband and how little she actually cares about *any* of it. The “You know, who gives a f–k about Christmas stuff and decoration?” part is particularly damning for a Republican wife considering the Republicans’ obsession with making “the War on Christmas” happen.

Melania with blood red trees in 2018

Melania in 2019

Melania in 2019

Trumps Host the Annual Governor's Ball at the White House

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  1. Truthiness says:

    So those blood red Christmas trees were just to troll the living daylights out of us? You know, the ones that looked like used feminine products?

    • Rmcgrudiva says:

      Signs point to YES!

    • Darla says:

      Yep. She’s really some piece of work. A mean, vicious racist who loves trolling the country. I guess it’s true what my grandma always said “God first makes them then puts them together”. That was her explanation for a lot of crazy isht.

      • E.B. Mann says:

        So, the H-1B visa program under which she was admitted (and against which Trumpster Fire railed during the campaign) requires an applicant to have “exceptional” abilities. Hers was, what, a profound and unmatched lack of taste? Hey, y’all, I think I may have found Patient Zero!

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Actually I thought they looked like handmaids from ‘The Handmaids Tale’ TV show.

      • Anna says:

        @Digital Unicorn omg yes and that’s pretty much a picture of where we’re headed if they win the election again. Even the names are lining up: Gilead right-wing pharmaceutical company (!!!) and now this SCOTUS pick who’s part of an ultra-right wing Christian cult that believes women should be handmaids, literally in the name…

    • Case says:

      Her Halloween-ish Christmas decor makes so much sense now.

  2. Esme says:

    As a fellow Xmas hater in a family of enthusiasts, I’m with Melania here – enough with this decoration malarkey. ;)
    The other stuff is totally vile, but not surprising… I never bought the “Melania, secret liberal” narrative. She had to be sharing some of his values to stay married to him so long. She most probably can’t stand the man now, but she agrees with his policies, even if she cares little about politics in general.
    That said, all the vile vile vile “c*yote” stuff (I feel bad even typing it) will probably help with his base.

    • CC says:

      She’s definitely not a secret liberal and she believes in vile stuff.

      However the tape does make her sound more liberal than I expected her to be. Like 10 percent. She said she tried reuniting the child with her mother (don’t know what exactly she’s referring to, if she is saying they should have followed procedure or if she’s saying she couldn’t do anything) but it does sound like she would rather do that than Christmas decorations. I loled when she said she didn’t want Fox News. Of course, she does reel back the Trump base by talking about the liberal media although I hate to agree that this is probably true. If Melania were to do something decent, we won’t hear much coverage unless that something decent is politically left.

      With all that said, I really dont care about her do you? She’s still a birther. She will have some of my respect if she divorces trump and speaks against him in the future.

      • Suz says:

        She’ll never speak out again Dump, even after their inevitable divorce. She’ll have signed an NDA to get a nice settlement on money and homes.
        Edit to add: Whoops, I forgot that her husband is allegedly broke and up to his orange ears in debt.

      • LP says:

        I read the Wolkoff book and the way she tells it, Melania told her that the children she spoke to at the border were happy to be out of the hands of traffickers (GAG). Like, she was spouting the right wing talking point that “we don’t know for sure the women bringing these children are actually their mothers, they’re mostly all traffickers, so we’re doing a good thing ACTUALLY We’re definitely not monsters at all ACTUALLY!” Even Wolkoff was grossed out when Melania told her that, and it was part of the end of their relationship…sorta, allegedly. It’s an interesting book but I didn’t take it all as gospel (or pay for it LMAO).

    • equality says:

      Some of the decorations are traditional and staffers put them up every year. The others are done by various outside designers who are chosen each year. Basically all she has to do is choose winners, I imagine. How difficult is that?

    • bananapanda says:

      I’m not big on Christmas – I hate those year round Christmas stores. But for the White House it’s an annual holiday tradition to decorate the “people’s house” with trees in the different rooms, pick themes (ex: American designers doing Santa Claus outfit decoration), and have fun things like over the top gingerbread houses and school choirs. They open the White House to the public with (free ticketed) evening tours and it’s a lovely DC tradition. Even Hillary and Michelle got into it.

  3. ABritGuest says:

    When someone shows you who they are believe them. This birther’s jacket showed how much she cares. Just because she recoils from Trump and clearly doesn’t like Ivanka doesn’t make her a hero or victim

  4. Lightpurple says:

    Based on what she has put forth three times now in the White House, starting with her Christmas in Hell theme, followed by the blood red trees of Armageddon, and whatever last year’s exercise in bad taste was, Melania certainly doesn’t give a f*** about Christmas

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      I read her Wikipedia today. It says her dad was a communist but had his daughters secretly baptized. Which made me laugh. It sounds like something Americans put on her WP (Slovenians most certainly wouldn’t care whether she’s baptized or not, at this point most probably isn’t). To make her sound (more) Christian for Trump’s religious supporters. So her anger at Christmas decorations and Christmas is even funnier to me.

      • magdalena says:

        Actually, it was kind of common in Central Europe. I’m from Poland and I heard lots of this kind of stories in my country, in former Yugoslavia etc. That parents (or one parent) were communist and for example, grandmother during innocent walk would go to church and secretly baptize the baby :D I had the feeling that I heard this also from Marina Abramovic.
        So no hate on that front, it could be true.

        And I guess it is something that many Europeans hate, that with the Americanization of our culture we got weeks and weeks ane weeeeeeks of Christmas decoration everywhere :D

      • A says:

        @magdalena, yeah, the same story also exists about Putin. And Nadya Comaneci.

        And wasn’t Pope John Paul II cardinal while Poland was communist? That’s always struck me as kind of odd, but I figure if he was, then there must have been people to baptize right?

      • Jedi says:

        @A the Catholic Church and Poland are so intertwined, even during communism the leaders of the party couldn’t quash the power of the Church (although they tried). In the 50′s, political reforms allowed for more religious freedom and the Church became a major source of anti-communism activism.

    • KLO says:

      Melania is from Europe as am I, and I found it actually atrocious to see that they start shilling Christmas stuff in October when I first stayed in the USA for a month in 1996 ( I was 11, I still vividly recall being weirded out by it).

      Militant Christmas celebrations are an American thing.
      Also, as someone from a formerly soviet-occupied country, christianity pretty much wasn`t allowed here and my mom for example was baptised in secret.

      So, no hate from me on either of those subjects. There are enough comments here already discussing everything else.

      • Suz says:

        It isn’t so much that she doesn’t like Christmas – who cares? (I’m American and I don’t like it either thanks to the over-commercialization and pressure to empty your bank account to buy gifts for everyone you’ve ever met.) It’s that she represents the political right of ‘Murica. The right loves to talk about the War on Christmas, something that they made up to taunt the left. They go berserk if you say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Happy Christmas” during that season. If she was the wife of a Democrat president, they’d be mouth breathing all over this leak.

  5. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    This isn’t particularly juicy, tho?

    Of course she’s bitching that she has to multitask, she usually doesn’t even lift her finger and now has to do two things.
    Doubt anyone would be surprised she curses.
    And the rest is old news.

    I was hoping for more. Maybe next time?

    • Kate says:

      Yeah this is the kind of thing Fox News would cling to if it were a Democratic FLOTUS but I’m not taking offense that a woman doesn’t care about decorating for Christmas or curses. I like decorating but if I lived in the White House? I’d probably be so overwhelmed by the size and the pressure of meeting expectations I’d completely delegate to a designer and give some vague “yeah gold and trees and stuff, yep, looks good” instructions. We knew her feelings about the immigrant children when she told us, so that’s not new news.

  6. McMom says:

    Does this surprise anyone? She’s married to him – while I don’t think this is a “love match” by any stretch, she has to be similar enough to him for them to have agreed to this union in the first place.

    • Sigmund says:

      Exactly. She married him, and she knew to an extent what she was getting into, even if she didn’t expect to be First Lady. She’s aware of his politics and personality, and is on board with both.

    • Bean says:

      I have a different take. Her words sound so similar to trump’s, I think she just believes anything he says. She is the ultimate trump supporter.

  7. Chelsey says:

    Can you IMAGINE the vitriol that would explode from Republicans if this were Michelle Obama saying these things??

    • lucy2 says:

      My God. They would have been apoplectic.
      I bet when Michelle heard this, she rage screamed into a pillow.

    • Mumbles says:

      I was thinking how she was kind of right…but had Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton had said it, it would have been DEFCON-5, and especially Mrs. Obama.

      I also laughed because Cecily Strong got this bitch down cold.

      • Tiffany says:

        HRC was crucified when she said that she was not the type of person to bake cookies. This was front page news. It was so bad that she had to do a televised Christmas tour during #42′s 1st year.

        I remember watching that and just feeling horrible for her. And you know, she was right. It was not her thing and it should not have been made to be.

        That right there really opened my eyes to the patriarchal BS that is ‘First Lady’ and what can happen to women who don’t fall in line.

        And then I remembered this type of vitriol happens when the First Lady is married to a Democrat POTUS.

        Oh, and when Michelle Obama was giving real talk about life and being married to Barack. Pearl clutching because she said, *checks notes* said that he is not great at house work and putting his socks in the hamper. How dare she??!!! *stares*

    • Suz says:

      Imagine too what Fox would be saying about her background if she was the wife of a Democrat. Do you remember when the xenophobic right painted John Kerry’s wife as “scary”‘ when he ran for president because she’s not from the U.S.? Imagine how Fox would talk about Melania being from a formerly Communist country if her husband was a Dem. The hypocrisy is astounding.

  8. It’sjustblanche says:

    This old skank is really starting to look like him. They must use the same plastic surgeon.

  9. Edna says:

    Trump’s base will most likely eat this up. See, she’s owning the libs. How sick do you have to be to support these awful people.

  10. Jelly says:

    Melania is selfish and undeserving of sympathy for being married to orange foolius. I predict a divorce once Trump loses in November. The problem is who will support her in the lifestyle she has become accustomed to? Not Tump since he is likely to go belly up unless he makes some cash selling American secrets to Russia, China, Turkey, Iran or the likes… be afraid.

    • Miranda says:

      Hell, he already GAVE the whole damn country to Russia. That’s probably yet another reason he’s terrified of losing the election. We all know what Putin does with people who have outlived their usefulness.

    • My3cents says:

      Don’t worry he’ll write it off as a tax deduction.

    • MM2 says:

      I think Melania stayed in NYC at the beginning of his presidency to renegotiate her prenup, so she has a plan. If he has nothing for her to grab on her way out, that’ll be sweet karma.

    • MsIam says:

      I’m predicting divorce win or lose. She’s got no reason to stay since he can’t run again. And I think she is the most invisible First Lady in my lifetime at least so it not like she had any initiatives or projects she was working on. She wouldn’t be missed and she can go boff that security guard or whatever he was in NYC to her hearts content.

    • MF1 says:

      Agree, think she’ll divorce him once he’s out of office. She allegedly renegotiated their pre-nup, so I bet that as long as she stays with him until he’s no longer president, she’ll walk away with a pretty penny.

  11. Miranda says:

    Would she prefer we treat her like Republicans treated Michelle? OK, fine…


    (Anyone else remember that? Michelle being criticized for wearing a sleeveless top and shorts? While visiting the Grand Canyon. In Arizona. In the middle of goddamn summer.)

    • MsIam says:

      Oh yeah, it was the end of civilization as we know it.

    • Suz says:

      Michelle was demonized for planting a vegetable garden at the White House. Watch out, the food police are coming after your children!
      Melania destroyed the Rose Garden for an illegal campaign rally so the camera could get her best angle. Ffs…

      • Miranda says:

        Does she even HAVE a “best” angle? Because any way I look at her, I just see a witch who botched the spell that was supposed to turn her into her feline familiar. Like, she could’ve been in that painful “Cats” movie and they wouldn’t have even needed any of the nightmare-fuel CGI.

  12. Jess says:

    Her distain of “Liberals” is so worrying. I can’t believe these people are meant to represent the United States of America. This has been a 4 year long nightmare.

    • StormsMama says:

      I mean her absolute contempt for
      And desire to “own the libs” or troll reporters or libs
      Is SUPER BAD
      but not surprising coming from “I don’t really care do u?”
      But how will the base spin this?
      They will call it fake news.
      At what point do you realize it actually just IS WHAT IT IS

    • Anna says:

      But unfortunately they *do* represent the USA in its inceptions and systemically. That 4-year nightmare has been much longer for BIPOC, especially Black people.

  13. Redgrl says:

    Everyone with half a brain: “who gives a f-ck about Melania.”
    Joking aside, what do you expect from this washed up imbecile? She sold her soul to the devil years ago – if she ever had one.

  14. JanetDR says:

    It seems like it would be pretty easy to hand off the decorating to a staffer and stop bitching about it. I can’t even think about comparisons to Michelle Obama because it will make me explode.

  15. Christin says:

    Birds of a feather flock together.

    The tapes also reveal that the other person can’t get a word in edgewise during a conversation. She was talking over Stephanie the whole time.

    Me, me, me!

  16. Marigold says:

    She sounds like a lazy witch just whining and bitching about having to work.

    • Tiffany says:

      And….AND, calling someone who she just threw under the bus telling her this.

      The fact that she had the expectation of loyalty from Stephanie tells you all you need to know about this Heffa.

  17. Coco says:

    I saw a painfully stupid take on twitter last night: “she would have helped [children in detention centers] if they [the liberal media] had been nicer to her.”
    Respect for the Geneva Conventions shouldn’t be contingent on whether or not Anderson Cooper hurt your feelings.

  18. sa says:

    What I learned from the tape is that Melania Trump was the true victim of the Trump’s child separation policy. Poor woman, none of the mean liberal media would write about how much she “tried,” to unite one child with it’s mother, but that kid just didn’t follow the proper procedures. Really, it’s the kid’s own fault he lives in a cage now – and he’s grateful for the cage, because it’s much better than he had before.

    *because it’s the internet (and Poe’s law and stuff) I want to be clear that I am being very sarcastic.

    Did the rant about how much better the kids have it while locked up remind anyone else of Barbara Bush’s comment about how good people had it at the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their homes?

  19. Paulala says:

    So she’s the one waging the war on Christmas, not the Democrats?

  20. Rapunzel says:

    I think I read she’s also on tape insulting Trump himself and the older spawn. Ivanka in particular. Can’t wait till those tapes come out.

  21. ChloeCat says:

    I hope this snakey bitch gets screwed out of her prenup with IQ45 when his house of cards comes falling down. I hope she has to move into a shack in Slovenia somewhere. I knew she was bad but I had no idea how bad, she’s the worst.

  22. Rapunzel says:

    “Who gives a f–k about Christmas stuff and decoration?” needs to be on the next red Starbucks holiday cup.

  23. BeanieBean says:

    Working like a what, Melania? Like a what?

  24. emu says:

    I dunno, I feel like these are legit gripes. Like she was not a high energy business person like the last several first ladies, so whatever.
    in the video, her aide’s comments were absolutely worthless LOL. Like an enabling friend but can’t even bitch well with her.

    • MsIam says:

      Barbara Bush who was a grandmother had more energy and personality than Melania. And Melania did have a business selling watches and jewelry on QVC. So she’s got no excuse other than she doesn’t give a damn about the American people or being First Lady. She’s in it for the clothes.

  25. Jaded says:

    She is and always has been a venal, self-serving, “claw-her-way-to-the-top” kind of woman who has sold her soul to the devil. These are the consequences you lazy, selfish cow, and no amount of bitching can justify how truly awful you are.

  26. sassafras says:

    I thought it was hilarious that she whined about no one picking up “the story” except for Fox and she totally blows off Fox. I think the Trumps have been seething that Melania wasn’t the Vogue favorite that Michelle was or even the Good Housekeeping / HGTV favorite like other Republican first ladies. She’s been treated like a very toxic and unpopular president’s wife and that’s appropriate.

    • MF1 says:

      As a former model, she probably envisioned Vogue covers and articles about how she’s a fashion icon for the ages. She thought that Michelle got those things because she wears nice clothes but actually it has more to do with Michelle’s personality, charisma, and leadership.

      • Jaded says:

        I think characterizing her as a “model” is a stretch. Her fashion in those days was nothing more than provocative lingerie or bare skin.

      • MF1 says:

        @Jaded: oh, totally agree. She was never a good model and the fashion industry had little interest in her. Her taste in clothes and sense of style is nothing impressive either.

      • Nev says:

        WORD UP.

  27. chitowngal says:

    Melania wasn’t an altruist, empathetic, or someone who believed in working to affect change, before she became First Lady. Why would I expect her to be, once she did? In my opinion, all these tapes prove, is that Melania shares the same traits and world-views as her husband and people like him, and that Stephanie Wolkoff lyed down with dogs and is pissed that she woke up with fleas.

  28. Le4Frimaire says:

    Melania always looks like a miserable b*tch because that is exactly who she is. She has only wanted to do the bare minimum as First Lady, but then gets upset they everyone knows how lazy and miserly a person she is. If Michelle Obama has said anything remotely close to to this epic profanity laced whine, there would be a national crises and congressional hearings, with every nasty name under the sun directed at her. Even now people express sympathy for this woman. She does not care, never had, and never will. She doesn’t really care about those children seeking asylum, no sympathy at all, and buys the party line. Jeez, complaining about Christmas decorations? What else does she even do?

    • MsIam says:

      Exactly, she acts like she was the one climbing the ladders and stringing lights. As awful as First Daughter is, she would have put more juice into the job than Melania.

  29. Suz says:

    She couldn’t bother even finding a good speech writer for the RNC in 2016, so she plagiarized a Michelle Obama speech. Is it surprising to anyone that she thinks choosing Christmas decorations through a professional designer is working her ass off?

  30. Candikat says:

    I have very little sympathy for Melania, but I kind of get her on the “You’re married to the President so therefore you must take on the unpaid role of Christmas Decorator” angle.

  31. kerwood says:

    Is there anybody on God’s green earth who is surprised that racist trash behaves like racist trash? I would have been surprised if she had sounded like an intelligent, well-educated, classy woman. This? This is the kind of woman who would marry a creature like Donald Trump.

  32. Valerie says:

    The sad thing is, I know how they’ll spin this. They’ll say that what she really means (their favourite way to begin a sentence) is that she can’t bear the thought of celebrating and being full of good cheer when she knows that children are suffering. Santa Melania TRIED, guys, she really did, but she just couldn’t help them, and her heart is breaking.

  33. SJ Knows says:

    The entire Trump family seems to be vile! Donald, Mel, Invanka, Kushner, Jr. and Eric.
    Tiffany should step FAR to one side and loudly announce….”Hey. No. Not me, not my Mom” we want zero to do with any of this!

    Yes, they will divorce shortly. Mel is as bad as Donald. She KNOWS him, she continues to be in the relationship. Let Karma find you both.

    • MsIam says:

      Tiffany is greedy too. She’s got her law degree and a job can’t she stand on her own? But no, she’s just like Eric and Don jr and Ivanka at the family trough. I hope for poor Barron’s sake he can escape this mess. But with two grifter parents it won’t be easy.

  34. khaveman says:

    Look she doesn’t care about the USA. She didn’t want to be First Lady or live in Washington. She is huffing and puffing about having to decorate our most prestigious US house? It should be an honor to her. She sounds entitled and cold, and ANY First Lady should have gone to the border and worn a normal non-messaging coat and not made it about her and her opinions about any of it. There were people suffering down there, ffs. What a horrible person and terrible FLOTUS.

  35. JRenee says:

    Fraudulent terms for her Visa, her citizenship was based on lies. Her parents citizenship based on tRump pulling strings. The coat was terrible and inexcusable.
    I believe she knew enough to get money or property upfront before she left NY.
    She is complicit.
    She’s complaining about having to multitask and we reduce it to I’m not a fan of Christmas?
    I have 0 sympathy for her. She signed up to be his trophy wife, had his kid and he’s half a billion in debt or more.
    Eff her and her horrible entitled ass.
    C you next Tuesday

  36. Gorgonia says:

    Obviously she is like him, likes to likes. I laugh when I read the narrative of the “Victim” Melania. I mean, come on, she married Orange Cheeto for a reason.

  37. Marni112 says:

    Listening to the tapes, I was amazed at how inarticulate she is….