Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham details in her new book how, after a particularly testy meeting between Trump and Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker reportedly had a meltdown and accused Trump of bugging her phone.
Grisham’s book, entitled “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” about her time in the Trump administration, has been making waves in the media for some of the extraordinary claims made.
For her part, Pelosi has denied the event occurred.
Asked if she was always truthful during her interviews on Fox News while she was a top White House aide, Stephanie Grisham says, "I probably wasn't."
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 5, 2021
Details Of Pelosi’s Meltdown
According to Grisham’s book, in October of 2019, a meeting was scheduled between Trump, Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to discuss the U.S. response to Turkey as it carried out military operations in Syria.
Grisham, who says she was in the room, claims that the meeting went bad in a hurry.
Grisham’s story is that, at some point during the meeting, Pelosi stood up, pointed at Tump and declared, ‘All roads with you lead to Russia,’ she snapped. ‘You gave Russia Ukraine and Syria.'”
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Grisham then says that Trump responded in his classic fashion, telling Pelosi, “You’re just a third-rate politician!”
At that point, both Pelosi and Schumer get up to leave. But first, they had to get their phones back from the White House receptionist that had taken the phones prior to the meeting, a practice that is standard protocol for security reasons.
The receptionist, who was expecting a longer meeting, couldn’t immediately find the right phones.
Grisham claims this is where Pelosi loses it. “We can’t even trust you people with our phones! I never should have given you guys my phone! I know you bugged it!”
Pelosi then tore into the receptionist, and lost it because there was no umbrella she could use “to go out to the microphones in the rain and berate the president in front of the cameras.”
Grisham claims that Pelosi continued to scream at the receptionist and “bullying” her. Trump also accused Pelosi of having an “unhinged meltdown.”
— The Hill (@thehill) October 6, 2021
Pelosi’s Response, What Trump Says About Grisham
Pelosi denies the story.
Drew Hamill, spokesman for Nancy Pelosi says Grisham’s version of the story “never happened.” Hamill also called Grisham’s claims “completely made up,” and “desperate trash.”
She also claims Trump will put her in "jail." https://t.co/QAvG09m8p5
— ThePoliticalInsider (@TPInsidr) October 7, 2021
Grisham Writes About Melania
Stephanie Grisham, who served as Former First Lady Melania Trump’s Chief of Staff, seems to have no qualms about throwing the former First Lady under the bus as well.
She describes asking Melania Trump if she would like Grisham to send out a tweet condemning the violence at the Capitol on January 6. She claims that Mrs. Trump said very simply, “no.”
On another occasion, Grisham asked if Melania would like to set up a time for the traditional tea that outgoing and incoming First Ladies share when there is a transition of power. She says Melania’s response was to “wait and see what the West Wing does.” The implication being that Melania agreed with her husband that the election was not legitimate.
Melania Trump said that the book is nothing more than Grisham’s attempt to “redeem herself” after doing a poor job as Press Secretary, and mentions her “failed personal relationships and unprofessional behavior.”
Recently, during an appearance with CNN’s Jake Tapper on his show, “The Lead,” Grisham claims that Trump “attempted a coup,” and that he would want his critics like her to be “jailed.”
Amazing how this great patriot failed to speak out until she had a book to sell https://t.co/hRlhuodv1Y
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) October 6, 2021
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