'Melania Trump is like Queen Esther'

Lawyer for wife of President Trump calls her 'a first lady of the first order' despite opposing husband's policies in interview with i24News

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Melania Trump
Melania Trump

First Lady Melania Trump's lawyer compared her to the biblical Queen Esther who influenced her husband the king to save the Jewish people, calling her "a first lady of the first order."

In an interview with i24News about his new book, Michael Wildes said his relationship with Trump was unaffected by his opposition to her husband's policy's, particularly his immigration policy.

“The first time I met her I told her I was a very proud Democrat,” he recalled. “Politics didn’t play a role. She wanted the best in the country. I told her I wasn’t going to be voting for her husband. I was going to be voting for Secretary [Hillary] Clinton at the time.”

“We have a very strong friendship and respect for one another,” Wildes added. ‘Where most think that the First Lady is calling to fire her lawyer who spoke up against the President, she to her credit calls me to thank me for being respectful to her husband and expressing my own opinions separate and apart from my representation.”

According to Wildes, Melania has been able to soften the policies of President Trump.

"Mrs Trump – much like the biblical Esther – is an immigrant and has the ear of the President. I’ve seen this personally in the handling of the separating children at the border and so forth.”