Inauguration Contractor And Ex-Aide To First Lady Says Was ‘Thrown Under The Bus’

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff attends The United Nations Women for Peace Association's Annual Awards Luncheon on March 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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May 7, 2019 9:22 a.m.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a contractor for President Donald Trump’s inauguration and former aide to first lady Melania Trump, says she was not dismissed from her role but “thrown under the bus” last year.

She disputed to the New York Times that she had been forced out over excessive profits from her role in the inauguration and said she is working with federal prosecutors who are investigating the spending and fundraising of the inaugural committee.

Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, was curt in response to Wolkoff’s complaints.

“The White House ended Mrs. Wolkoff’s contract, period,” she told the Times. “I’m not going to waste my time arguing the semantics of what the word ‘severed’ means simply because someone decided to run to the media with hurt feelings and a bruised ego. As stated more than a year ago, I wish Mrs. Wolkoff well.”

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