Stephanie Grisham said she can be trusted despite being ordered to ‘misinform’ the public in the past: Former White House official says she had to ‘deprogram’ after leaving Trump world
- Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said she had to ‘deprogram’ herself after leaving Trump world
- She assured she could now be trusted despite previous orders to ‘misinform’
- Grisham said she allowed herself to be ‘taken advantage of’ when she was working for the Trump White House due to her ‘own weakness’
- ‘I definitely got very excited to be around this glamorous world of the Trumps and certainly when I got into the White House, you do get heady with power’
- Grisham said she wanted to resign several times over the last six months of working in the White House, but January 6 was her ‘breaking point’
- Her new bombshell book reveals a lot about her time with the Trumps
Stephanie Grisham said Sunday that she had to ‘deprogram’ after leaving Trump world in claiming that she should be trusted in what she is saying now in her criticism of her former boss.
‘I’ve had a lot of time to deprogram myself,’ Grisham told NBC News’ Meet the Press on Sunday morning when asked why people should believe what she says now when she admitted to ‘misinforming’ people during her tenure with Donald Trump.
‘I hope people will take that for what it’s worth,’ she added.
Grisham, who served as Trump’s press secretary and communications director when he was president, said it was ‘fair’ to ask why she should be trusted now.
‘I definitely got very excited to be around this glamorous world of the Trumps and certainly when I got into the White House, you do get heady with power,’ she told NBC host Chuck Todd.
‘I don’t know that he took advantage of me,’ Grisham said. ‘I think that was my own weakness.’
Former Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham said she had to ‘deprogram’ herself after leaving Trump world as she assured she could now be trusted despite being ordered to ‘misinform’ in the past
The former top Trump aide, who was infamous for not holding one formal press briefing during her time as press secretary, released a new bombshell book this month called ‘I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in the Trump White House’.
Grisham, who served as then first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff after her time with Trump’s communications office, resigned after the January 6 Capitol riot.
Grisham released ‘I’ll Take Your Questions Now’ this month with bombshell reports about her time in the Trump White House
She revealed to Todd that while she tried to resign ‘a couple of times’ in the months leading up to that point, ‘January 6 was my breaking point.’
Grisham resigned on January 7 – just one day after the riot and when there were just two weeks left in the Trump administration.
She told Business Insider on Friday that Melania convinced her multiple times not to leave the White House in the last sixth months of Trump’s presidency
‘I had been done for probably six months before I resigned and had tried to resign a few times and the first lady had talked me into staying, which also contradicts her statements that I was troubled and terrible,’ she said.
As revelations from Grisham’s book came out, Melania released a statement Monday saying: ‘Ms. Grisham is a deceitful and troubled individual who doesn’t deserve anyone’s trust.’
While Grisham said Sunday that she doesn’t want Trump to run for president again in 2024, she realizes this may be the reality and is committed to actively working against him if that is the outcome.
‘I know the way they think,’ she said of Trump and his team. ‘I know the way they try to distract.’
‘And if there’s any way I can… help decipher some of those movements,’ Grisham vowed, ‘I would do that.’
Grisham, pictured with first lady Melania Trump in October 2018, said Melania talked her out of resigning several times over the last six months of the administration