Stephanie Grisham, the former White House press secretary and chief of staff to Melania Trump, super-secret book is already beginning to leak, no doubt thanks to a publisher intent on bumping sales. Grisham was thought to be a Trump loyalist but it was the exchange below that, according to Politico’s Playbook, “broke” her.
Sometimes it seems that everything has already been said about the Trump years though not everyone has said it.
In the latter camp is STEPHANIE GRISHAM, the former Trump White House press secretary best known for never holding a press briefing.
Now Grisham is breaking her silence, and POLITICO’s Daniel Lippman emails us with a scoopy preview of her forthcoming tell-all:
At 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 6, soon after rioters had broken through barricades outside of the Capitol, MELANIA TRUMP received a text message from her then-chief of staff, STEPHANIE GRISHAM.
“Do you want to tweet that peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no place for lawlessness and violence?” Grisham asked the first lady.
A minute later, Melania replied with a one-word answer: “No.” At that moment, she was at the White House preparing for a photo shoot of a rug she had selected, according to exclusive excerpts of Grisham’s forthcoming book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in The Trump White House,” obtained by POLITICO.
Melania Trump’s office responded that reads in part: ”Through mistruth and betrayal, she seeks to gain relevance and money at the expense of Mrs. Trump.”