Melania Trump tried to prevent her stepdaughter Ivanka from appearing in photos of President Trump’s inauguration in 2017, a former friend said.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who helped organize the event but later fell out with the first lady, said she helped Ms Trump set up the ‘Ivanka operational block’.
In his book Melania and meMs. Wolkoff describes by reviewing sketches of the seating chart and camera locations and using them to make sure Ivanka would be blocked from view at key times. “Yes, Operation Block Ivanka was petty,” she wrote. “Melania was on this mission. But in our minds, Ivanka shouldn’t have become the center of attention during her father’s inauguration.
Ms Wolkoff says Ms Trump, 50, laughed