White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham listens to Donald Trump speak to the media on Air Force One, while he is flying between El Paso (Texas) and Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on August 7, 2019. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images
Stephanie Grisham stated that she believes Trump will run in 2024 on NBC's Meet the Press.
Grisham stated that the former president will be empowered to hire "people with the Jan. 6 mind."
A GOP official raised the DOJ's "weaponization" in another Trump term.
Stephanie Grisham, former White House press secretary, stated Sunday that she believes former President Donald Trump would run for his job in 2024. She also said that he would hire "people of January 6 mind"
Grisham stated to Chuck Todd, during an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press, that she was initially skeptical about another presidential bid from the former president.
She said, "At first I didn't believe he would run again." "I thought that this was just a lot of his brilliance, which he is good at. He was double-dipping. He won't admit to losing. He was just going to raise money to pay his legal bills.
She said: "I think now because his base reacts to him the way it is, polls are showing he's very clearly the leader of Republican Party...but also with this current attack against democracy in regard to election integrity. I believe he will run again. This is why I speak out the way I do."
Grisham was the former chief of staff for Melania Trump and her press secretary when she resigned on Jan. 6. She recently published a memoir called "I'll take Your Questions Now" that chronicles her time at the Trump White House.
Grisham explained why former president shouldn't return to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in an interview with Todd.
She said, "I don’t want him running again." "I believe people don't realize that if he runs again in 2024 he won't have any guardrails. He'll not have to worry about being reelected, so he can do what he wants."
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She stressed that he will hire anyone he likes, which I believe includes January 6th-minded people.
-Meet The Press (@MeetThePress), October 10, 2021
Grisham then referred to an earlier segment of the program, which featured Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. Todd and the lawmaker discussed Trump's election pressures on the Department of Justice.
She said, "Earlier, your guest [Whitehouse] had been talking about the DOJ being weaponized" Imagine Trump putting in the DOJ in 2024, knowing that he has no consequences.
Grisham, who moved from Washington, DC to Kansas during the COVID-19 pandemic, and then traveled back and forth between Washington, DC and Kansas until she left Washington, DC over the administration's response. She recently spoke to Olivia Nuzzi of New York Magazine that she was skeptical about a "rebrand" because of her past ties to Trumps.
"I don’t believe I can rebrand. Grisham stated that she believes this will be with me forever during her time at the White House. "I believe I was part in something unusually evil. I hope it was a lesson for our country, and that I can help to make sure that that evil doesn’t come back."
Grisham, who stated in a CNN interview that she did not vote for Trump in the 2020 elections, warned that a new Trump White House term will be defined as "revenge."
Grisham revealed that she was anxious and needed to be "deprogrammed" following her resignation.
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