New Book Says Trump Told Putin I’ll Be Tough On You – For The Cameras | Donald trump
Donald Trump has told Vladimir Putin he has to be tough alongside the Russian president for the cameras, according to former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
“Okay, I’m going to be a little harder on you for a few minutes,” Grisham said after hearing Trump say to his Russian counterpart in Osaka in 2019. “But that’s for the cameras, and after they leave we will talk. You understand. “
Grisham makes the request in a new book, I’ll Take Your Questions Now, to be released next week. The Washington Post obtained a copy.
Trump’s presidency was hampered by his relationship with Putin, the focus of Special Advisor Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and Trump-Moscow ties.
Mueller did not establish a conspiracy but stressed that he did not exonerate Trump from seeking to obstruct justice. Speculation over the two leaders’ relationship remained rampant, especially over just one meeting except for the performers in Helsinki in 2018.
In front of the media at the G20 summit in Osaka in 2019, with Grisham sitting nearby, Trump joked with Putin that they should both “get rid of” journalists who published “fake news,” saying : “You don’t have this problem. in Russia.”
Putin said, “Yes, yes, we also have the same thing. “
Trump later smiles, pointed out Putin and said: “Do not interfere in the elections. “
Grisham was Trump’s third press secretary, an unhappy reign in which she did not hold a single White House briefing. Her book was widely followed, including a comparison of Melania Trump to Marie-Antoinette.
A spokeswoman for Donald Trump called the book “another pitiful attempt to leverage the president’s strength and sell lies about the Trump family.”
Melania Trump also rejected the book. Grisham was working for the first lady when she stepped down on January 6 of this year, the day of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.
According to the Post, Grisham says Donald Trump “was too engrossed in his own ego and his own illusions about his invincibility” to properly cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
Discussing notorious events such as “Sharpiegate,” involving a grossly falsified hurricane map, and pornstar Stormy Daniels’ claim that Trump’s penis was small and mushroom-shaped, Grisham writes of incompetence from the White House extending to how the staff lied to Trump to stop him losing his temper.
One such case, Grisham says, occurred in 2018, when Air Force One was usually available to carry the coffin and service dog of former President George HW Bush, the late patriarch of a family Trump hated.
“We knew he wouldn’t be okay with that, even for a brief trip,” Grisham writes. “Corpses, death, disease – these things really seemed to scare him. “
Grisham is heavily critical of Melania Trump, who she says has started breaking up with her husband over the Stormy Daniels affair.
Writing about how Melania was criticized for not being by her husband’s side on election night, as Jill Biden did with Joe Biden, Grisham says Melania said, “I’m not standing next to him because I don’t need to hold him like her. Can you imagine? “
“It made me laugh,” Grisham admits.