Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Said on Monday that working for the former president was once a mistake Donald Trump, and she regrets promoting a culture of dishonesty in the White House.
“I’ve considered that and I’m sorry,” Grisham Told ABC News ‘George Stephanopoulos’ During an appearance to promote his new book, “I Will Take Your Question Now,” about his time in the Trump administration. “Especially now when looking at him and so many others, let’s push the false election narrative. All I want now is to somehow educate the public about the behavior of the White House, because it looks like he’s going to try to run in 2024.
Trump continues to falsely claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
last month, a GOP-led audit In Arizona’s largest county, no evidence of widespread fraud, voting irregularities or incorrect ballots was found in vote counts.
Grisham said she wanted to “warn people” that if Trump returns to the White House, he will take revenge on those who voted for his impeachment.
“They don’t have to worry about re-election anymore. He will be about to take revenge,” she said, adding that even a reinstated Trump could pursue extreme and “drastic” policies, based on some of the things he heard with him in office.
“There were some conversations, a lot of times, where people would say, ‘This will be a second term’ … meaning, we wouldn’t have to worry about re-election,” she said.
Grisham spent years working with Trump, first serving as his aide during the 2016 presidential campaign, and later moving on to press secretary and then chief of staff to First Lady Melania Trump. She was the first press secretary in the country’s history to never hold a press conference, which she said was at Trump’s direction. After the January 6 uprising at the US Capitol – just two weeks before the end of Trump’s term – Grisham resigned.
When Stephanopoulos asked Grisham why—if he now regrets his actions so much—it took him so long to resign, Grisham said he initially felt about the wrongdoing going on behind the scenes. She admitted that she was also impressed by Trump’s energy and popularity.
“I believe he gave voice to a lot of people who were forgotten, but I think many of us, including myself, got into that White House, and were overwhelmed by power,” she said. said. “We did not think of serving the country anymore. It was about survival. “
at the time of his resignationOf course, Grisham called it “an honor” to serve in the White House, and said he was “extremely proud” to be a part of Melania Trump’s work with children. Although he resigned on January 6, Grisham did not cite the day’s violence by Trump supporters as the reason for his decision.
Grisham is Compared to Melania Trump The last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, said that on the day of the deadly violence in the Capitol, the first lady was more interested in a photo shoot for the rug.
Donald and Melania Trump, for their part, have both spoken out against Grisham. The former president accused him last month getting paid Saying “bad and untrue things”.