ZAK BENNETT / AFP via Getty The first lady at the polls in Florida
Few people will really know what it is like to live and work in the White House as the First Lady of the United States, or the pressure that comes with maintaining a family life and a public role, while balancing duty to a spouse and the country. As Press Secretary to President Donald Trump and then Chief of Staff to First Lady Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham had a close-up view of this process.
In his next book I will answer your questions now, Grisham reveals much of what she saw of a First Lady of the Secret Service nicknamed “Rapunzel,” The Washington Post reports, because like the beautiful woman trapped in a tower, Mrs. Trump rarely left the precincts of the White House. Officers even asked for the mission to protect the first lady, as it allowed them to spend more time with their families, Grisham alleges in the book.
The To post and other media obtained copies of Grisham’s 352-page book, which served in Trump’s White House until Jan.6, when she resigned due to the way he handled the attack against the US Capitol.
Chris Kleponis / Polaris / Bloomberg via Getty Left to right: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk the South Lawn of the White House in December before boarding Marine One in Washington, DC, en route to Florida.
Mrs Trump, 51, is not satisfied with her former chief of staff, who reportedly wrote about the anger she would have felt over her husband’s infidelities, his preference for traveling comfortably (changing into bathrobe and slippers as soon as ‘she boarded Air Force One) and insecurities about her accent and writing in English, which is not her first language.
In a statement previously released to PEOPLE, Melania Trump’s office said of Grisham: “The intention behind this book is obvious. It is an attempt to redeem itself after a poor performance as a press secretary, failed personal relationships and unprofessional behavior in the White House. Through lies and betrayal, she seeks relevance and money at Ms. Trump’s expense. “
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There’s an entire chapter in the book about the infamous “I really don’t care, do you?” jacket she wore to visit migrant children in Texas, according to the To post. Grisham reportedly wrote that she was too busy planning the trip to prevent the first lady from wearing the $ 39 Zara jacket during the well-photographed stop at the border with Mexico.
Chip Somodevilla / Getty Melania Trump returns to her procession after traveling to Texas in June 2018 to visit facilities that house and care for migrant children separated from their families.
Back at the White House, Grisham writes – according to The New York Times – she and Mrs. Trump were in the Oval Office when the President asked, “What the hell were you thinking?” He then decided to tweet that the jacket’s post was intended for “Fake News Media”.
According to The temperature, the book documents Ms Trump’s anger against her husband – with whom she has a son, Barron, 15 – as alleged affair with other women dominated the news cycle. “After the Stormy Daniels story and all the allegations that followed other women,” Grisham reportedly wrote, “I felt Mrs. Trump was basically on a rampage.”
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Taking the arm of a military aide hand-picked for her good looks during her husband’s State of the Union address, cropping the president off photos she posted and leaving it out of her tweets were of the ways in which Ms. Trump tried to refer her husband, according to reports on the book.
Courtesy of Stéphanie Winston Wolkoff First Lady Melania Trump flies to New York in March 2017
As the presidency progressed and came to an end, Grisham reportedly claimed that Ms Trump was more disinterested in doing what was expected of her. Sleeping on election night and attending a carpet photoshoot on Jan.6 – while declining to comment on the attack on the U.S. Capitol that day – are cited as examples.
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However, Ms. Trump, a former model, has apparently never lost interest in photoshoots. According to To postreport on I will answer your questions now, she spent hours recreating a groundbreaking ceremony for the White House tennis pavilion because she hadn’t taken the right photos weeks earlier and wanted different photos. Grisham is said to have even referred to the first lady’s photo albums as one of “her two children”.