Ivanka Trump, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, follow US President Donald Trump on Marine One at the South Lawn of The White House November 29, 2018, in Washington, DC BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were prevented from meeting Queen Elizabeth II at a state visit. According to a new book.
Stephanie Grisham, ex-Trump aide, reserved a lot of scorn for former President Trump's first daughter and son in-law.
According to Grisham the couple had to abandon their plans because they didn't have enough helicopter space.
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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were moving to Washington, DC after Donald Trump's election in 2016. Many speculated about the roles of the new president's daughter-in-law and son-in law.
Both were senior White House advisors under Trump's presidency and had an influence on public policy debates on a variety of issues including paid family leave and Mideast peace proposals.
According to Stephanie Grisham, former White House press secretary, in her forthcoming memoir "I'll take Your Questions Now", the couple wanted to use their power to meet Queen Elizabeth II.
According to The Washington Post's book, Grisham also served as chief staff and press secretary for Melania Trump. He reportedly stated that Ivanka Trump (and Jared Kushner) considered themselves royalty.
Grisham told how in June 2019, the couple tried to force their way into a meeting that Queen Elizabeth II invited them to. This would have been against protocol and would have been a state visit. However, they were prevented from attending because there wasn't enough space in the helicopter.
According to Grisham, "I finally figured what was happening," Grisham wrote in his memoir. "Jared, Ivanka believed they were the royalty of the United States."
Grisham recounts how Ivanka Trump, the first lady, and White House staff called her "the Princess" and describes how she used to say "my dad" in work meetings.
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Jared Kushner was also referred to as the "Slim Reaper", a former press secretary. This is due to his tendency to get involved in projects and then withdraw from them when problems arise.
Grisham was appointed press secretary at a time when Trump had a particularly acrimonious relationship to the press. During her tenure, she did not conduct a daily briefing, but instead gave interviews to selected media outlets.
After less than a year spent as White House press secretary, Grisham was appointed Melania Trump's press secretary and was succeeded in that role by Kayleigh McEnany, a political commentator.
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