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 TrumpMSNBC host cuts off interview with Trump campaign spokesman after clash on alleged voter fraud The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by the Walton Family Foundation — Sights and sounds outside the Amy Coney Barrett vote The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Iran, Russia election bombshell; final Prez debate tonight 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 TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE.

"Yet another book about Mrs. Trump with false information and sources. This book belongs in the fiction genre," Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamMelania Trump cancels campaign appearance over 'lingering cough' The Memo: Trump grapples with credibility gap in crisis President Trump, Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19 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 Memo: Trump allies have hope, urge new approach in crucial last debate Spicer mocks Pelosi claim of CNN being GOP 'apologists': 'Had no idea I had Wolf Blitzer in my pocket' Debate moderator Steve Scully says his Twitter account was hacked as president accuses him of being a 'Never Trumper' MORE in an interview last week that the first lady has "great judgment."