Stephanie Grisham, one of former President Donald Trump’s former press secretaries, has released a shocking tell-all book about the politician called “I’ll Take Your Questions Now.”
Grisham, who was infamous for never giving a single televised press conference during her time as Trump’s chief spokeswoman, spills all the details of Trumps eccentricities as well as his darker moments.
Trump had aide called the “Music Man” who calmed him down with songs
The book tells the story of one of Trump’s aides, known as the “Music Man,” whose sole purpose in the administration was to play calming music for the president during his fits of anger.
Grisham’s book covers the impact of Trump’s scandals on his entire family, including former First Lady Melania Trump:
“After the Stormy Daniels story broke and all the allegations that followed from other women, I felt that Mrs. Trump was basically unleashed,” writes Grisham. “She had always been independent from her husband, but now, as a wronged and publicly humiliated first lady, she seemed liberated to do whatever she wanted, or didn’t want, to do.”
Grisham also describes another shocking moment in the fallout of the Stormy Daniels story, where Trump assures Grisham that his genitals are “fine”:
“‘Everything down there is fine,’ he said. What the hell was I supposed to say to that? I kept it to a simple ‘Okay,’ praying that somehow we’d get disconnected,” writes Grisham. “‘It’s fine,’ he repeated. ‘Uh, yes, sir,’ I replied. Well, that was awkward.”
The book also paints a portrait of Trump’s emotional and anger issues, with Grisham expressing her surprise at how deep the president’s rage went even when there was no audience:
“When I began to see how his temper wasn’t just for shock value or the cameras, I began to regret my decision to go to the West Wing,” writes Grisham. “He didn’t like them telling him that things he wanted to do were unethical or illegal. So he’d scream at them. But then he’d usually listen. And then yell at them again later.”
Conversely, Grisham reveals the intricate performance Trump would put on for the press in order to boost certain narratives about US foreign relations, especially with Russia, writing that Trump told Putin “Okay, I’m going to act a little tougher with you for a few minutes. But it’s for the cameras, and after they leave we’ll talk. You understand,” at the G20 summit in Japan two years ago as the press left the room.
The former president and his wife have spoken out against Grisham’s books, vehemently denying her account of the Trump administration. “This book is another pitiful attempt to cash in on the President’s strength and sell lies about the Trump family,” said Trump’s spokeswoman Liz Harrington to The Post.