Trump berated Melania in front of aides over 'I Really Don't Care' jacket -- and then lied about her wearing it: new book
A new book reveals that Donald Trump berated his wife in front of the White House staff over the now-infamous jacket reading, "I Really Don't Care, Do U?" that she wore on a visit with migrant children at the Texas-Mexico border.
Stephanie Grisham, who served as the first lady's chief of staff and then as White House press secretary, devotes an entire chapter to the saga in her new book, "I'll Take Your Questions Now," according to excerpts obtained by the Washington Post.
"The first lady had been upset by the situation her husband's immigration policies had caused and wanted to see it for herself," the newspaper reported. "For reasons that still remain a mystery, she'd ordered a $39 jacket online from Zara. Grisham said she was on her phone ironing out details for the trip and missed the chance to stop Melania Trump from wearing it."
Melania Trump insisted it was just a jacket when she huddled with Grisham to do damage control on the plane ride back to Washington, D.C., where the first lady was immediately summoned to the Oval Office.
"It was the first time he'd ever summoned her in such a way in front of staff," the Post reported. "He yelled and asked 'what the [expletive]' they thought they were doing. Then just as quickly he came up with a solution. He would tweet out that the jacket was a message to the Fake News Media."
Donald Trump became obsessed with a young female press aide during his presidency — asking that she be brought into his cabin on Air Force One so he could "look at her (behind)," according to a new tell-all book from former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
Trump "constantly asked where the young aide was during press events," Grisham reports in "I'll Take Your Questions Now," according to the Washington Post, which obtained a copy of the forthcoming book.
Trump also "allegedly once requested that she be brought to his cabin on Air Force One so he could 'look at her [behind].'"
"Trump behaved inappropriately with Grisham, too, she wrote — once calling her from Air Force One to assure her that his penis was not small or toadstool-shaped, as the porn star Stormy Daniels had alleged in an interview," the Post reports. "Grisham wrote that Trump once asked her then-boyfriend, a fellow Trump aide, if she was good in bed."
Trump responded to the book in a statement from his spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, calling Grisham "a disgruntled employee."
"This book is another pitiful attempt to cash in on the President's strength and sell lies about the Trump family," Harrington said, adding that publishers "should be ashamed of themselves for preying on desperate people who see the short term gain in writing a book full of falsehoods."
'Thought they were the royal family': New book reveals how Jared and Ivanka tried to force themselves on Queen Elizabeth II
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump tried to push their way into meeting Queen Elizabeth II during a presidential visit, according to a new book.
An excerpt of the forthcoming book, "I'll Take Your Questions Now," by Melania Trump's former chief of staff and former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham reveals that Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law wanted to join the royal meeting, in a serious breach of protocol, but were shut out when they wouldn't fit into the helicopter, reported the Washington Post.
"I finally figured out what was going on," Grisham writes. "Jared and Ivanka thought they were the royal family of the United States."
Grisham's book is especially harsh to Kushner and his wife, who each held senior White House positions despite a lack of government experience, and reveals Ivanka Trump frequently invoked "my father" during staff meetings and calls Kushner "the Slim Reaper" because he often inserted himself in other people's projects and left them to take the blame after making a mess.
"I had shared with Mrs. Trump many times my opinion that if we lost reelection in 2020 it would be because of Jared," Grisham writes. "She didn't disagree with me."
Kushner was the twice-impeached one-term president's "real chief of staff" by the end of the administration and took a leading role in the coronavirus pandemic response, such as dictating much of Trump's widely criticized first televised address on the pandemic that sent markets reeling and plunged air travel into chaos.
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