Stephanie Grisham Book Says Trump Told Putin He Would Act Tough With Him ‘For the Cameras’
Ms Grisham claimed the former president told Russian president Vladimir Putin he would but on a tough act for the cameras before the two spoke in private.
She also claimed her ex-boss called her from Air Force One to insist that his penis was not shaped like a mushroom, as alleged by former porn star Stormy Daniels.
In multiple statements, Mr Trump said Ms Grisham’s “untrue” claims were the result of a disgruntled employee who didn’t “have what it takes” after a break-up, in an apparent reference to her split with another White House official, Max Miller.
The claims were made in Ms Grisham’s upcoming book “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw In The White House.”, preview copies of which were delivered to The Washington Post and The New York Times ahead of its release on 5 October.
White House had a culture of ‘casual dishonesty’ under Trump
Lying and deceit was part of the culture of the White House during Donald Trump’s presidency, his former press secretary Stephanie Grisham has claimed in the new book.
Apart from shocking revelations about the former president’s personal life and temperament in the new tell-all book, Ms Grisham has also exposed the inner workings of the White House staff and said a culture of “casual dishonesty” was forged.
“Casual dishonesty filtered through the White House as if it were in the air conditioning system,” Ms Grisham writes in “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House,” according to The Washington Post, which obtained an early copy of the book.
The book, to be published on Tuesday of next week, purports to reveal the rifts in the Trump family, the former president’s behaviour with his staff including sexist comments and his general poor temper.
Stuti Mishra29 September 2021 06:10
Trump had a special aide to play him show tunes to pull him back from rage
Ms Grisham writes in I’ll Take Your Questions Now that Donald Trump often scolded her and made impossible requests.
“When I began to see how his temper wasn’t just for shock value or the cameras, I began to regret my decision to go to the West Wing,” Ms Grisham writes in her new book that was obtained by The New York Times. Ms Grisham also served in the East Wing of the White House as press secretary and chief of staff to then-first lady Melania Trump.
The Independent’s Gustaf Kilander has more:
David Taintor29 September 2021 04:00
Jared and Ivanka considered themselves US’ ‘royal family’ and almost barged in on the Queen
A new book from a veteran of the Trump administration has shed an unflattering new light on the mentality of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, whom the author claims viewed themselves as akin to royalty.
According to former press secretary Stephanie Grisham, whose Trump-era memoir I’ll Take Your Questions Now is soon to be published, the two were so convinced of their own significance that they tried to barge into a meeting with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.
In the book, obtained by the Washington Post, the author describes how, during a visit by Donald Trump to the UK, the two tried to muscle in on the president and first lady’s meeting with the monarch – a move that would have been a breach of protocol.
The Independent’s Andrew Naughtie has more:
David Taintor29 September 2021 02:27
Trump and Boris Johnson spent meeting chatting about gallbladders and space
The Washington Post has obtained a copy of I’ll Take Your Questions Now, an upcoming tell-all book from Stephanie Grisham, Mr Trump’s third press secretary. One of the reporters who wrote the Post’s story, Josh Dawsey, says the report leaves out some of the more interesting conversations Ms Grisham reveals.
The Independent’s Nathan Place has more:
David Taintor29 September 2021 01:29
Grisham too ‘chicken sh*t’ to tell Melania about Trump’s ‘unusual interest’ in young staffer, report claims
Earlier excerpts from Stephanie Grisham’s book in The New York Times and The Washington Post claimed Trump became “obsessed” with a “highly attractive” young, female press aide.
Grisham claims Trump asked to see the staffer be brought to his cabin on Air Force Ons so he could “look at her ass”.
On another occasion, he reportedly insisted she be “put on TV. Keep her happy, promote her”.
A new report in the Daily Mail quoting “a source who has seen the book” says Grisham came close to telling the first lady about the ex-president’s behaviour.
“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,” she wrote.
But, she adds, she was too “chicke nsh*t” or thought it wasn’t her “place or business”.
Justin Vallejo29 September 2021 00:45
Trump’s NDA on Omarosa overturned for her White House ‘tell-all book’
Donald Trump lost his fight to enforce a nondisclosure agreement with former Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault Newman over her White House tell-all book.
An arbitrator agreed with Mr Trump’s one-time adviser that an NDA she signed during the 2016 presidential campaign was “invalid under New York contract law.”
T Andrew Brown wrote in his decision that the terms of the agreement “pertaining to confidential information and non-disparagement are vague and unenforceable.”
Graeme Massie has the full report.
Justin Vallejo29 September 2021 00:15
Trump said ‘you just deny – that’s what you do in every situation’ when his alleged rape of journalist came up, book claims
The former US president, as revealed by Stephanie Grisham in her book I’ll Take Your Questions Now, allegedly told Ms Grisham that amid allegations of rape, “you just deny it”.
“That’s what you do in every situation. Right, Stephanie? You just deny it,” Ms Grisham, who did not hold a press briefing while White House press secretary, was reportedly told.
Gino Spocchia has the full report.
Justin Vallejo28 September 2021 23:45
Trump refused anaesthesia for colonoscopy to avoid handing control to Pence, book claims
Former press secretary Stephanie Grisham says that the president did not want anyone to know about the medical procedure, which she does not specifically name, because he did not want to be “the butt of a joke” for late-night comedians.
She writes that it was the same procedure that George W Bush had during his time in the White House when temporarily signed over power to vice president Dick Cheney as he underwent a 2007 colonoscopy.
But she says that Mr Trump, who took an unexplained 2019 trip to Walter Reed medical centre, did not want to do the same with his own vice president.
Justin Vallejo28 September 2021 23:15
Putin had ‘attractive’ translator at meeting to distract Trump, book claims
While Donald Trump acted tough for the cameras, Vladimir Putin reportedly let the ladies of the Kremlin do the distracting.
In her new book, Stephanie Grisham says the Russian president used an attractive translator in an attempt to “throw Trump off”.
“As the meeting began, Fiona Hill leaned over and asked me if I had noticed Putin’s translator, who was a very attractive brunette woman with long hair, a pretty face, and a wonderful figure,” Grisham wrote.
“She proceeded to tell me that she suspected the woman had been selected by Putin specifically to distract our president.”
Justin Vallejo28 September 2021 22:45
‘That the f*** are you doing’: Trump asked Melania after infamous ‘I don’t care’ jacket, aide claims
Melania didn’t care, but Donald Trump certainly did.
Stephanie Grisham says the first lady was summoned to the West Wing after she wore a jacket emblazoned with the words “I really don’t care, do you?” during a trip to a migrant housing facility in McAllen, Texas.
“He yelled and asked “what the [expletive]” they thought they were doing,” writes The Washington Post, which obtained an advance copy of the book.
Justin Vallejo28 September 2021 22:15