First Lady FaceOff! Michelle Obama isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to archenemy Melania Trump.
MELANIA TRUMP AND MICHELLE OBAMA ARE SECRETLY AT EACH OTHER'S THROATS, AND SOURCES TELL STAR THE FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER...
NOW that former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama has spilled the beans in her juicy tell-all memoir, Becoming — including how current first lady Melania Trump turned down her offer of help when taking over the White House — sources tell Star that things between the presidential wives are getting ugly! “It’s pretty cut-and-dried; there’s absolutely no relationship between these two women,” sniffs a source, spilling that Michelle, 54, has only scratched the surface when it comes to her distaste for Donald Trump’s tight-lipped wife, 48. And as for Melania, “she doesn’t say much, but when she does, watch out,” adds the insider, noting that a battle is secretly brewing. “The feud is just getting started!”
BARACK-ING MELANIA’S WORLD The tension between Michelle and Melania began months before Trump, 72, was elected, when Melania spoke at the Republican National Convention and heavily “borrowed” from a speech Michelle had given! “The plagiarized speech fiasco was a huge wake-up call for Melania,” spills a source (see sidebar) — one that would set the wheels in motion for a rocky road ahead. The two women have seen each other just three times since Trump was elected, and though Barack Obama’s diplomatic wife has tried multiple times to extend the olive branch, “Michelle felt slighted,” says
our source, ultimately deciding to “call Melania out” in her book for all to see. “Melania wasn’t happy to hear that,” whispers a White House mole. “And what makes it worse is that Michelle is going on this book tour, bringing up her name on every stop she makes. Bottom line, Melania feels like Michelle stabbed her in the back.”
TRUMP-ING MRS. OBAMA Now that the cat’s out of the bag, insiders say it’s war! “Melania hit back by publicly stating she’s a strong, independent woman who doesn’t need advice from anyone but her own staff,” spills our tipster. “Melania thinks Michelle is just looking for publicity for her book, and what better way to get it than to mention her and Donald in it? It’s good for sales.” Though reps for Melania deny Star’s story, our sources say that Mrs. Trump will get the final word! “She’s been compiling notes for her own book, which will address everything,” says our source. “This feud is far from over. If you clash with Melania, watch out!”
Kiss of Death? “This isn’t the first time Michelle’s brought up Melania,” notes our insider. “Melania didn’t like that Michelle discussed that awkward gift exchange. Some even wonder if Michelle threw the gift away.”
White House Woes “Melania is annoyed that she’s been criticized way more than Michelle,” a source tells Star. “She feels she’s the most bullied person in the world.”