Melania Trump fights back against former friend who secretly recorded her

The first lady fired back at Stephanie Winston Wolkoff who shared recordings with CNN earlier this month.
2:43 | 10/17/20

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home at the zoo which is definitely good news. Melania trump. This is former friend of Melania trump's. Their bitter falling out playing out in public this morning ux for the first time the first lady firing back at the former friend and adviser who shared secret recordings with CNN earlier this month, saying these kind of people only care about their personal agenda, not about helping others. In the 2018 recording involving Stephanie Winston, the first lady is heard talking about the controversial policy about separating children from their parents after crossing the u.s./mexico border. They're not with parents, it's sad, but when they come here alone or with coyotes or illegal, you know, you need to do something. Reporter: In another recording her complaints about decorating for Christmas at the I'm working like my Off at Christmas stuff that you know who gives a About Christmas but I have to do it. 100%. You have no choice. Okay, then I do it. I say I'm working on Christmas planning for the Christmas and they said, oh, what about the children that they were separated? Oh, give me a break. Reporter: They tested positive for the coronavirus. The first lady now responding in a letter posted on the white house website writing this is a woman who secretly recorded our phone calls, releasing portions from me that were out of context and then wrote a book of idle gossip trying to distort my character. The first lady going on to say, to push guard a personal agenda that attempts to defame my office and the efforts of my team, only takes away from our work to help children. The response just days a of the department of justice filed a civil lawsuit against Stephanie accused her of breaching a nondisclosure agreement. In August, she told our linsey Davis that Melania has changed over the years. She was my friend. She was different than Donald and the other trump children. Now. A trump is a trump. Reporter: The first lady not disputing any of those comments saying they were taken out of context. Meanwhile, her publisher responding to the doj civil lawsuit as a transparent attempt of intimidation against authors.

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