During her tenure in the Trump administration, Stephanie Grisham served as the First Lady’s Chief of Staff and Press Secretary, as well as White House Director of Communications and Press Secretary, becoming the administration’s sole spokesperson. never to brief in modern American history.
Fashion and entertainment executive Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and former senior advisor to Ms Trump, said CNN that the former chief of staff of the former first lady “was not there to support Melania. Stephanie was there as Ivanka’s loyalist… Stephanie Grisham started in the West Wing ”.
“I have a hunch… this could be Ivanka’s next step for her White House candidacy,” Wolkoff added. “Asking Stephanie Grisham to do some dirty work on Melania.
“I don’t put anything in front of them, really,” she said.
In a forthcoming book, Ms Grisham writes that she never believed the 2020 election was stolen – the baseless conspiracy theory reinforced by former President Donald Trump. She claims to have tried to convince Ms. Trump to accept President Joe Biden’s victory.
But the texts revealed by Politico go against Ms Grisham’s account.
On November 5, after Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich refuted claims by Trump supporters that voters who used Sharpies had their ballots improperly disqualified, Ms Grisham forwarded the tweet from Mr Brnovich to a presidential aide and reportedly wrote: “I told you. Useless. “
The following week, when Mr Brnovich told Fox News that there was “no evidence” of fraud that would alter the Arizona election results, Ms Grisham apparently texted the same aide: “Such a ** ”.
Mr Biden won the state of Arizona by a narrow margin – the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has won the state since Bill Clinton in 1996.
“Unless she had a conscience revealing, I don’t think there will be anything really new in the book that we don’t already know,” Ms. Wolkoff said. CNN.
She said the Trumps “go after people who not only support them, but want the best for them.”
“So many people have been sued by them for telling the truth,” she added. “If you’re going to support the Trumps, that means you’re going to say exactly what they want you to say, otherwise you won’t be on their team anymore.
“I think too many people listen to the words they say, but not the actions they take. And their loyalty only goes one way, and it only goes their way, ”said the former adviser.
“You can be convinced, you can feel embraced by them. I want to say, [Mr Trump is] very convincing to millions of people, obviously. And I myself fell in love with Melania’s friendship, ”Ms. Wolkoff said CNN.
“I think there is a story that people follow, people want to hear, people want to see… takes, to keep following,” she added.