Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham reportedly compares former first lady Melania Trump to a “doomed French queen” and more in upcoming book about her time in the White House.
In exclusive excerpts of Grisham’s book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in The Trump White House,” the former chief of staff for the first lady shared what “broke” her, POLITICO reported Monday. (RELATED: Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Is Writing A Tell-All Book)
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“‘Do you want to tweet that peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no place for lawlessness and violence?'” Grisham reportedly asked the first lady around 1:25 p.m. that day, after rioters had broken through barricades outside of the Capitol. (RELATED: Melania Stuns In Pale-Pink Dress At Reception During UN General Assembly [PHOTOS])
The reported excerpt says Trump replied with a one-word answer: “No.” (RELATED: Melania Trump’s Office Fires Back At ‘Dishonorable’ NBC Historian For Rose Garden Criticism)
A few hours later, Grisham announced she was resigning.
Grisham also reportedly said Trump put her off several times about hosting a traditional inauguration tea for her and then-incoming first lady Jill Biden, suggesting they wait for direction from the “West Wing.” Grisham said the former FLOTUS told her that something “bad happened” with the election, according to the report.
The former first lady’s office has released a statement, saying the book is full of “mistruth and betrayal” and nothing more than an “attempt” for Grisham to “redeem herself.”
“The intent behind this book is obvious,” the statement from former FLOTUS’ office read. “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,” it added.
Grisham joined the Trump campaign in 2015 and remained with the White House until Jan. 6. She wrote the Jan. 6 event “broke” her and that now she sees the former first lady as “the doomed French queen. Dismissive. Defeated. Detached,” the report noted.
The tell-all forthcoming book is due out Oct. 5.