From New York Post:
Former first lady Michelle Obama says she took a page out of Laura Bush’s playbook and reached out to Melania Trump to offer advice on the years ahead — and the current FLOTUS ghosted her.
“Has (Trump) reached out?” asked ABC anchor Robin Roberts during a sit-down with Obama on Sunday.
“No,” said Obama. “No, she hasn’t.”
Trump’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed the lack of correspondence in a statement to CNN on Monday.
“Mrs. Trump is a strong and independent woman who has been navigating her role as First Lady in her own way,” the statement said. “When she needs advice on any issue, she seeks it from her professional team within the White House.”
Obama — who was on ABC promoting her new memoir, “Becoming” — said she had gotten the idea to reach out to Trump from Bush, who had given her the same offer for help when she became the first lady.
“I’m a phone call away,” Obama recalled her saying.
The former FLOTUS has met with Trump at least once since the election.
“One of the things you learn as a former, it’s, like, I don’t judge what a current is doing, you know?” Obama said. “So I’d prefer not to, you know, speak on what she’s doing versus what I did because I think every first lady approaches this job differently.”