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A bombshell was dropped on the Oct. 1 episode of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360: audio of Melania Trump’s true feelings towards the backlash she and Donald Trump were facing over the children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Melania’s former best friend and senior adviser, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff — who recently released a tell-all book about the First Lady — came on the show to release the audio tapes that she secretly recorded in the summer of 2018, which were played right on CNN.
“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,” Melania could be heard in a secretly-recorded conversation with Wolkoff. The FLOTUS went on to complain about the many Christmas duties she had to carry out for the White House, when she suddenly made this shocking comment: “And they said, ‘Oh, what about the children that they were separated?’ Give me a f****** break.”
Melania went on to complain that the last president before Trump, Barack Obama, did not face the same criticism for his immigration policies. “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,” Melania complained on the tape.
However, unlike Obama, Trump’s administration issued a “zero-tolerance” policy in April of 2018 which led to nearly 3,000 children being torn apart from their families, according to The New York Times. The ensuing protests led Trump to finally sign an executive order in June of that year to stop the family separations, although that still left countless children needing to be reunited with their families.
However, Melania went on to defend the immigration detention center in another tape that was played on Anderson Cooper’s show. “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,” Melania said on the tape. “They are taken care of nicely there. But you know, yeah, they are not with parents, it’s sad. But when they come here alone or with coyotes or illegally, you know, you need to do something.”
Melania even confessed her doubts over the immigrant children’s stories, around the same time she visited the U.S.-Mexico border while wearing the infamous “I Really Don’t Care Do U?” jacket pictured above. “A lot of like moms and kids they are teached how to do it. They go over and they say like, ‘Oh, we will be killed by a gang member, we will be, you know, it’s so dangerous,'” the FLOTUS said (CNN noted that she said this in a “dramatic” tone). Melania added, “So they are allowed to stay here…It’s not true that they would, you know what I mean…they’re not professional but they are teached by other people what to say to come over and to you know let them go to stay here. Because they could easily stay in Mexico but they don’t want to stay in Mexico because Mexico doesn’t take care of them the same as America does.”