MELANIA Trump has slammed Stephanie Grisham after sources say her former aide's new book will reveal "secrets about Donald even she doesn't know."
The former first lady issued a strongly worded statement following news of the explosive new memoir, blasting Grisham's "poor performance as press secretary, failed personal relationships, and unprofessional behavior."
That came after a source told Politico: "Stephanie knows she’s stirred up a hornet’s nest with this book.
"Stephanie has secrets about Trump that even the first lady doesn’t know. Secrets that he doesn’t want her to know. They will be in this book.”
Grisham, who also worked as the White House press secretary for Donald Trump, has penned a book of her time working for the first family.
MARIE ANTOINETTE COMPARISON
In it, she is said to liken Melania to "doomed French queen" Marie Antoinette for her response to the Capitol riot on January 6.
According to Grisham, Melania replied "no" when asked if she wanted to tweet that "peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no place for lawlessness and violence."
Melania was helping to prep for a photo shoot of a rug she had selected at the time of the siege, according to Grisham.
Hours later Grisham would resign from her role.
TEA WITH JILL
The book also details how Grisham claims to have made attempts to set up an inauguration tea with Jill Biden.
She says it did not happen because – in support of her husband Donald – Melania suspects that the election was stolen.
A statement from Melania's office has slammed Grisham and the book, saying: "Through mistruth and betrayal, she seeks to gain relevance and money at the expense of Mrs. Trump."
Their reference to "failed personal relationships" appears to be a dig at Grisham's time with former White House official Max Miller.
They split amid allegations he pushed and slapped her. Miller denies the claims with his attorney saying Miller he "has never, ever assaulted Ms. Grisham in any way whatsoever."
SHE 'HAS RECEIPTS'
The book may also take aim at Trump aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner,Politico reports.
A source last week told Axios Grisham "has receipts", adding: "She knows where all the bodies are buried because she buried a lot of them herself."
One former West Wing colleague added: "When I heard this, all I could think about was Stephanie surrounded by a lake of gasoline, striking a match with a grin on her face."
They said the book will cause "anxiety" among the Trump family, saying "there isn’t enough water on earth to contain the fire she could set to all of Trump world."
The book, I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in the Trump White House, will reveal "surprising new scandals", according to one insider.
It is set to be released on October 5 by Harper Collins.
CODE NAMES USED
Code names are said to have been used when discussing the book and few details have been released.
Grisham – who has been quiet since her resignation on January 6 – spent time as Melania's chief of staff and Donald's White House press secretary and communications director.
Grisham took over the role of White House Press Secretary in July 2019 but left after never giving a briefing during her nine months in the post.
She then returned to the East Wing to serve as the First Lady's chief of staff.
Grisham had already served as a longtime spokesperson and confidante to Melania.
WITH TRUMP 'FROM THE BEGINNING'
When Trump brought her on, he told reporters of Grisham: “Stephanie has been with me from the beginning, as most of you know."
"And then over the last couple years she’s worked for the first lady, done a fantastic job. The first lady loves her, thinks she’s been, you know, just incredible. She’s very talented."
"She actually gets along with the media,” the president said of Grisham at the time.
Grisham had been known among White House reporters who covered Trump's 2016 campaign, during which she functioned as a press aide or “wrangler” — the staffer who travels with the media and helps lead journalists where they needed to be for events.
Melania reportedly missed her chance to land the cover of Tatler because then chief of staff Grisham failed to negotiate the deal.
Before joining Trump’s campaign in 2015, Grisham, an Arizona native, worked in Republican politics in her home state as a spokeswoman and communications adviser for elected officials facing scandals.
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