EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie Grisham considered warning Melania about Trump taking an ‘unusual interest’ in young press wrangler on her team but chickened out, book claims
In ‘I’ll Take Your Questions Now,‘ Grisham reavels the extend she went to in order to protect the young female press staffer, a source familiar who has seen the book told DailyMail.com, and that included weighing whether to rat out Trump’s behavior to his wife in the belief Melania could make him behave.
‘A couple of times I came close to telling Mrs. Trump about the president’s behavior. I thought that if she would say one little word to him about it, she could make it stop. But I could never bring myself to say anything,’ Grisham writes.
Ultimately, she was too ‘chickens***’ to tell the then-first lady or ‘maybe it wasn’t my place or any of my business,’ she notes.
And she reveals Melania Trump may still not know about the former president’s behavior.
Stephanie Grisham considered warning Melania Trump about the ‘unusual interest’ President Donald Trump was taking in a young, attractive female staffer
Stephanie Grisham reveals in her forth coming book the interest Donald Trump took in a ‘young, highly attractive press wrangler on my team’
Grisham reveals in her book, which offers behind-the-scenes details of working in the Trump White House, that the former president took ‘an unusual interest in a young, highly attractive press wrangler on my team.’
She details what she called inappropriate behavior by Trump and noted she tried to protect the staffer, who she doesn’t name.
Grisham writes Trump would tell her to put the staffer ‘on TV. Keep her happy, promote her.’
Trump, a former reality TV star, consider being on TV a great compliment and hired some of his staff and lawyers based on their appearances on Fox News.
Grisham also reveals that on one Air Force One trip Trump asked that the staffer be brought to his cabin, saying: ‘Let’s bring her up here and look at her ass.’
She said after that she tried to keep the staffer off trips: ‘I needed to protect her and, frankly, the president as well.’
Grisham kept the fact she was writing a memoir on the downlow and the book is expected to be negative to the former first family.
Melania Trump’s office has been critical of her former staffer writing a memoir.
‘The intent behind this book is obvious,’ Melania Trump’s office told The Washington Post. ‘It is an attempt to redeem herself after a poor performance as press secretary, failed personal relationships, and unprofessional behavior in the White House. Through mistruth and betrayal, she seeks to gain relevance and money at the expense of Mrs. Trump.’
I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I saw at the Trump White House by Stephanie Grisham comes out on October 5
But Grisham also has the access. She joined the Trump team during his 2016 presidential campaign. During his presidency, she first worked in the West Wing press office before moving over to the East Wing to handle Melania Trump’s communications.
Grisham, 45, then served as press secretary to Trump from July 2019 to April 2020. She then returned to the East Wing as Melania’s chief of staff from April 2020 until January 2021.
She resigned from her post on Jan. 6th, the day of the Capitol riot.
Former President Trump slammed Grisham in a statement to The New York Times.
‘Stephanie didn’t have what it takes and that was obvious from the beginning,’ Trump said. He said she had become ‘very angry and bitter’ after a breakup. ‘She had big problems and we felt that she should work out those problems for herself. Now, like everyone else, she gets paid by a radical left-leaning publisher to say bad and untrue things.’
Her 352-page book also dives into Trump’s temper, how Melania Trump distanced herself from her husband after the Stormy Daniels affair was revealed, and how Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump became a powerful duo on the West Wing.
White House staff called Ivanka ‘the princess’ and claim she and Jared tried to push their way into meeting the Queen, Stephanie Grisham claims in new book
Aides to former President Donald Trump referred to his daughter Ivanka as ‘the princess,’ according to a new tell-all book – which describes Ivanka Trump‘s efforts to insinuate herself into a meeting with the Queen in 2019.
Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham includes the detail in her new book, I’ll Take Your Questions Now – a title that references her failure to hold a press briefing during her tenure.
Grisham, who went on to serve as first lady Melania Trump‘s top aide, writes that Melania also referred to Ivanka by the name.
Ivanka, who served as an unpaid senior advisor to the president, regularly referred to him as ‘my father’ in meetings, she writes. Ivanka sometimes used the term in public.
Ivanka Trump (second right) and Jared Kushner (R) looks out of the window at Buckingham Palace during the visit of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on June 03, 2019 in London, England
White House aides called Ivanka Trump ‘the princess,’ writes former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham in her new book. She terms Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner (c) the ‘Slim Reaper’
Grisham terms her husband, former White House aide Jared Kushner, ‘the Slim Reaper’ for getting involved in projects designated for others, she writes, according to a copy of the book obtained by the Washington Post.
Grisham also writes that the power couple tried to get themselves into a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II during Trump’s visit to the UK in 2019.
Only Trump and the first lady attended. It would have been a ‘wild breach of protocol,’ according to the post. Jared and Ivanka did attend a state dinner.
Grisham writes that the situation was resolved when they couldn’t fit into a presidential helicopter.