BORDER/HOLIDAY/MELANIA: “In the summer of 2018, a week after her trip to the Mexican border where immigration officials were separating migrant children from their families, first lady Melania Trump called a close friend to complain about how the press covered the event — as well to air her frustrations with having to plan White House Christmas decorations.
‘Who gives a f— about the Christmas stuff and decorations?’ Trump said to Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former confidante and East Wing adviser, who secretly recorded the conversation after she left the White House. ‘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—— break.'”
-Jaclyn Peiser, “Tapes reveal Melania Trump appearing to downplay child separation policy, bemoaning Christmas decorations,” washingtonpost.com, Oct. 2, 2020