Melania Trump’s ex-friend speaks out in new book

Former adviser and close friend of first lady Melania Trump Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is blasting the entire Trump family in her new book, “Melania and Me.”
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Now to that exclusive interview with Melania trump's former close friend and confidant. Her new book, "Melania and me" is due out tonight. In it, she describes her friendship, their falling out and Melania trump's reaction to the explosive release of the "Access Hollywood" tape during the campaign. Tonight, the first lady's team is responding. Here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: In her new book, "Melania and me," Stephanie Winston wolkoff paints the first lady as confident, but calculating. A trump is a trump is a trump. You don't show any signs of weakness. Reporter: But she says she saw Melania trump begin to crack when that "Access Hollywood" tape threatened to derail her husband's campaign. When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. She cracked, thinking that that was the only time that there was even a possibility that Donald wouldn't win the election. I said to her, are you upset, though? And doesn't it get you angry that Donald would say something like this? She was angry, but she wasn't -- she knows who she married. He is who he is. She knew that. Reporter: People have always said that they don't think Melania wanted him to win. But you say otherwise? Melania felt it was just a victory for her as it was for him. Reporter: Tonight, the white house is accusing Winston wolkoff of trying to "Profit off lies and mischaracterizations meant to harm the first family." Tom? Linsey, thank you. There's still much more ahead on "World news tonight" this Monday. Flash flood warnings as powerful storms strike all the way to the And the major change announced today as airlines try to lure Americans back in the sky. Stay with us. When we started Carvana, they told us

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