East Wing rips book saying Melania Trump renegotiated prenup before moving to White House

The East Wing on Friday dismissed a new book about first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpStatue of Melania Trump set on fire in Slovenia The Memo: Trump gambles on school push The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook- Schools weigh reopening options MORE that reported she waited to move to the White House in 2017 while she renegotiated the terms of her prenuptial agreement with President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' MORE.

"Yet another book about Mrs. Trump with false information and sources. This book belongs in the fiction genre," Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamMelania Trump's spokeswoman slams 'inappropriate and insensitive comments' about Barron Trump Melania Trump is 'behind-the-scenes' but 'unbelievably influential': book East Wing rips book saying Melania Trump renegotiated prenup before moving to White House MORE, the first lady's chief of staff, said in a statement. The statement did not address any specific claims in the book.

The Washington Post reported Friday morning on a forthcoming book from one of its reporters, Mary Jordan, about the first lady prior to and during her time in the White House.


Melania Trump remained in New York City when the president first moved into the White House, citing a desire not to uproot then-10-year-old Barron Trump in the middle of a school year. Jordan reported that was accurate, but that the first lady was also using the time apart as leverage to renegotiate more favorable terms for her prenuptial agreement.

Jordan's book was based on more than 100 interviews with the first lady's former schoolmates and those close to the White House, according to the Post.

The Trumps' relationship has been subject to intense scrutiny throughout their time in the White House.

The president faced allegations in 2019 that he had an affair with adult-film star Stormy Daniels shortly after Melania Trump gave birth to Barron and then paid her to remain quiet during the 2016 campaign.

The president has denied the affairs, and the first lady said in 2018 rumors of her husband's infidelity were "not concern and focus of mine."

The first lady has been independent from her husband regularly over the last three years, most recently taking part in PSAs on the coronavirus and urging Americans to wear masks, something the president has chafed at.

The president told his former press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Supreme Court's unanimous decision on the Electoral College Juan Williams: Trump's base begins to crack Bolton denies saying he will back Biden over Trump in November MORE in an interview last week that the first lady has "great judgment."