Stephanie Grisham, former White House press secretary in the Trump administration, has compared first lady Melania Trump to Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France before the French Revolution, in her new tell-all book “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in The Trump White House”. Grisham, who was known for never holding a press briefing during her stint with the Trump administration has torn into the life of Donald Trump’s wife in her book. Excerpts of the book were published by Politico Playbook on Monday.

Tell-all claims

According to Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump was “Dismissive. Defeated. Detached,” during her time at the White House. At the time Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6, Melania Trump was apparently “preparing for a photo shoot of a rug” she had selected, and declined to tweet her suggestion Grisham’s suggestion that Americans have the right to peaceful protest but not “lawlessness and violence”.

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Stephanie Grisham further wrote that when she tried to persuade Melania Trump that the 2020 election was not stolen from her husband Donald Trump, Melania had told Grisham that “something bad happened” with the results.

Melania’s retort

The office of Melania Trump has veritably dismissed the claims made by Stephanie Grisham in her book. According to the former first lady’s statement to Politico Playbook, Melania has said that through mistruth and betrayal, Stephanie Grisham “through mistruth and betrayal, she seeks to gain relevance and money at the expense of Mrs. Trump”.

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One among many

Stephanie Grisham’s book is only the latest in a series of books that have come out after Donald Trump’s ouster from the White House. Several journalists have also penned books. In August 2020, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff wrote her book titled “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.” Stephanie Wolkoff was Melania Trump’s chief of staff. Following the publication of Wolkoff’s book, Melania had called the book “an exercise in bizarre twisting of the truth and misguided blame for the sake of self-pity”.