“Melania has never worked on politics, no excuses. But even here it was a very difficult path to take the path of the White House to open their eligibility,” Wolkoff told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Wednesday “New Day” .
When asked by CNN why Trump would use private email after her husband’s attacks on Clinton, Wolkoff said on Wednesday, “Are you really surprised? … I think the trumps are the trumps. And they do, what they want and they go by their own rules. It’s unhappy. “
Wolkoff told CNN that she and Trump corresponded on private email accounts because Wolkoff did not have access to a White House email account for the first month.
Wolkoff told the Post that Trump used a Trump Organization private email account, an email account from MelaniaTrump.com, iMessage and Signal, an encrypted messaging app.
The Post reported Tuesday that it was watching news from Trump discussing government attitudes and contracts, Trump’s schedules for Israeli and Japanese state visits, the first lady’s “Be Best” initiative, the White House’s Easter egg roll and the finances of the President’s inauguration.
CNN has asked the east wing for comment.
First lady spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham previously told CNN that Wolkoff’s book was “not true” and that Wolkoff had overrated her friendship with Trump.
“This book is not only wildly self-glorifying, it’s also not true. It is an exercise in bizarre perversion of truth and misguided guilt out of self-pity. It is regrettable and worrying that she overrated her friendship and very brief role in white House to that extent, “said Grisham.
CNN’s Kate Bennett and Sara Murray contributed to this report.