“Over the last couple of weeks, I have had time to reflect on many things personal to me,” she begins. “One of the most honorable roles I have ever undertaken has been serving you, the American people, as First Lady.”
Trump goes on to talk about her “Be Best” awareness campaign. The program focuses on the well-being of America’s youth advocating against cyberbullying and drug abuse.
“When I thought about where I wanted to put my time and efforts, there was no hesitation,” she says. “BE BEST has one simple purpose—to help children. It serves to provide the tools children need to prepare them for their futures.”
Trump Scolds Media, Former Friend
The “meat” of the First Lady’s essay is a call-out of media outlets and former adviser and friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. Wolkoff wrote a “tell all” book for publication earlier this year. The book is titled “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.” The book details the personal and professional relationship between Trump and Wolkoff, according to CNN. Trump says Wolkoff has made “salacious claims” against her.
“We all know that more or often or not, information that could be helpful to children is lost in the noise made by self-serving adults,” she says. “I have most recently found this to be the case as major news outlets eagerly covered salacious claims made by a former contractor who advised my office. A person who said she “made me” even though she hardly knew me, and someone who clung to me after my husband won the Presidency. This is a woman who secretly recorded our phone calls, releasing portions from me that were out of context, then wrote a book of idle gossip trying to distort my character.”
Trump was also highly critical of the news media. Once again, outlets chose to focus their coverage on pettiness over my positive work,” she says.
She concludes the piece by thanking supporters.
“Thank you for your tireless efforts and for your love of this country,” she says. “I look forward to working with you closely over the next four years.”