It’s been almost a year since the Trumps left the White House and moved to their Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, yet, stories related to the time he served as a President of The United States still catch the attention of the wide public.
In a new book titled I’ll Take Your Questions Now, former senior aide and press secretary to Donald Trump, Stephanie Grisham, is revealing plenty of juicy details about one of the most famous families in America.
For one, Grisham writes about what it was like to be working for the former First Lady, Melania Trump. She also recalls one specific moment when Trump went mad over his wife’s “mistake,” which made him target of wide criticism. Namely, on her way to a migrant housing facility in Texas, Melania wore a jacket with the text “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?”
In an attempt to help improve the image of her husband’s administration, Melania’s wrong choice of wardrobe only made things worse, and she eventually abandoned the program.
Grisham recalls Donald yelling at Melania at the Oval Office.
“He yelled and asked “what the [expletive]” they thought they were doing,” Grisham shares in her memoir, as reported by The Washington Post.
Melania herself felt the urge to explain what had really happened. “It’s obvious I didn’t wear the jacket for the children,” she told CNN. “I wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane. And it was for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me.”
I’ll Take Your Questions Now also reveals that some of the staff working for the Secret Service in the White House didn’t quite like Melania’s approach to the job.
Namely, being the First Lady, she was expected to be working from her office in the East Wing, but instead, she spent most of her time in the executive resident.
During the four years at the White House, Melania was reportedly spotted in her office only “a handful of times.”
“Mrs. Trump was working from home long before the country was,” Grisham wrote, referring to the Covid-19 pandemic, as reported by CNN.
“When warranted, we would have in-person meetings, but those generally took place in the Map Room across from the elevators to the residence. There we would plan out schedules, respond to pressing queries, and discuss goals. Other than that, the first lady kept to her rooms in the residence.”
Apparently, Melania was busy with “self-care” and would spend long hours sleeping.
“She believed that relaxation was central to one’s beauty regimen, as were, of course, spa treatments and facials.”
All this led to the staff at the Secret Service to secretly call her Rapunzel, because “she remained in her tower, never descending.”
Grisham also criticized Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. According to the memoir, the two wanted to force their way into meeting the Queen of England during an official presidential visit. After trying to convince Trump to let them accompany him and Melania to Britain, they were told there was no place in the helicopter for them. According to Grisham, if they were allowed to attend the visit, it would have been a serious breach of protocol.
“I finally figured out what was going on,” Grisham writes in her memoir. “Jared and Ivanka thought they were the royal family of the United States.”
Donald Trump, of course, wasn’t happy with Grisham’s book. He made sure he slammed the former secretary even before her memoir was released, calling her angry and bitter.
“She had big problems and we felt that she should work out those problems for herself. Now, like everyone else, she gets paid by a radical left-leaning publisher to say bad and untrue things,” he said.