asked by CNN “New Day” co-anchor Brianna Keeler If she thinks enabling Trump’s catastrophic response to the public health crisis took her life, Grisham responded: “I do.”
“I think the way we handled COVID was sad. I think the president’s vanity got in the way,” said Grisham, who also served as the former first lady’s press secretary and chief of staff. Melania Trump. “He was working for his base. He was not working for this country.
Grisham, who did not hold a single press conference during his time as White House press secretary, is currently tell all about your time Working for the Trump Administration.
She attempted to differentiate between Trump’s conduct during the pandemic and that of the former First Lady, for whom she also worked.
Grisham mentioned how Melania Trump, unlike her husband, was trying to “push” the use of masks as a way to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. “I don’t think I will ever be able to forgive myself regarding COVID,” she said. “I don’t think I can ever redeem myself.”
But “New Day” co-anchor John Berman reminded Grisham that she was “a life partner” in Trump circles.
“So the number of choices you made in five or six years is immeasurable,” he said. “I mean, it’s hard to say, ‘Oh, I just realized, six years later, that this was all a really bad idea.’ A fatal, in some cases, bad idea.”