Former Melania Trump Aide Calls Jewelry Line Launch Poor Timing

( – Melania Trump’s former White House aide on Monday questioned the timing of the former First Lady’s Mother’s Day necklace launch, The Hill reported.

Melania announced over the weekend that she was offering a “Her Love & Gratitude” necklace in time for Mother’s Day on May 12. The necklace with a pendant shaped like a three-leaf clover sells for $245. It has room for custom engraving and features Melania’s signature on the back.

The former First Lady said the necklace was designed to “express immense gratitude and honor all mothers.

While appearing on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” on Monday, former Melania aide Stephanie Grisham was asked by host Erin Burnett if she thought the proceeds of the necklace sales would go toward paying Donald Trump’s legal bills.

Laughing at the idea of it, Grisham suggested that this was not the case. Instead, Grisham said Melania was “doing it for herself.” She added that if she was still advising the former First Lady, she would have suggested that hawking jewelry right before her husband’s criminal trial was “probably not a very good look.”

Grisham said she probably would have suggested that if Melania was going to sell jewelry, she should donate the proceeds to a charity or “some kind of an initiative for children.”

She pointed out that the former First Lady’s mother Amilija Knavs passed away in January and said Melania could have arranged for a portion of the sales from the pendants to go to cancer or Alzheimer’s research.

The former First Lady also dipped her toe into the non-fungible tokens market, launching her own NFT, “Melania’s Vision,” in December 2021. The “watercolor” NFT created by Marc-Antoine Coulon cost approximately $150.

Melania also launched a collection of six brass Christmas ornaments and corresponding NFTs in September 2022. The set of six sold for between $35-$45, with a portion of the sales going to “Fostering the Future,” Melania’s initiative that provided scholarships to foster children.

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