U.S. President Donald Trump (R) stands with Melania Trump, his wife and first lady, as well as daughter Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, at the inaugural parade reviewing stand in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. Donald Trump was today sworn in as 45th president of the United States. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Stephanie Grisham, former Trump press secretary, appeared on CNN to discuss the new book.
She stated that Jared Kushner was a difficult person to work with because he was never challenging.
She claimed that Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Ivanka acted as if they were "a shadow president" and "a first lady."
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Stephanie Grisham, a former press secretary to Donald Trump, stated in a CNN interview that Jared Kushner was able navigate the White House without being "challenged" or checked because he was Trump’s son-in law.
She said that she believed Ivanka and he thought they were a shadow president/first lady.
Tuesday's show featured Grisham discussing her book "I'll take Your Questions Now" and how it was to work with Kushner (who she calls "Rasputin wearing a slim suit").
She claimed that Kushner was involved in affairs not related to him and "would dive in these areas where he had absolutely zero expertise and, you can guess, claim to be the hero of the day."
She stated that Trump "got really obsessed with power," would go on vacation with Ivanka Trump when conflicts arose and not leave the White House as "the best version" of himself.
She stated that she also believed Kushner and Ivanka were both intelligent, but that Ivanka was most likely the brains behind the shadow president.
Grisham served as the Press Secretary to Former President Trump for nine months, before Melania Trump hired him again.
CNN reported that Trump responded to the book with a reference to Grisham's split from a former White House member, whom she claimed was abusive.
"Stephanie did not have the right qualities and it was evident from the start. He said that she became bitter and angry after the breakup and was no longer able to rely on her or think about her.
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The former president stated that she was now paid by a left-leaning radical publisher to write bad and false things.
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