Quite the contrary: “After the Stormy Daniels story broke and after all the allegations made by other women,” writes Ms. Grisham, “I thought Mrs. Trump was basically evicted.”
She says the first lady found ways to remove her husband from photos and tweets, and made it a point to feature it on the arm of a handsome military aide. Mrs Trump, who is closed to even her closest aides, begins to open up to Grisham, telling her she does not believe her husband or her former fixer Michael Cohen’s denials – “Oh, please, Are you kidding me?” She asks at one point. “I don’t believe him,” says the first lady, using a slang. (It must be said that there are a lot of profanity in this book.)
Why does Ms. Grisham even try to illuminate Mrs Trump wore a jacket “I Really Don’t Care, Do You?” Inscribed with the phrase. To visit a Texas camp for child migrants, but focuses more on the president’s response: “What were you thinking?” He asked Grisham and his wife in the Oval Office before instructing an aide to tweet a cover story: “You tell them you were talking to the news media”, he told the group.
The first lady became more displaced over time, Ms Grisham writes, to the point where she was sleeping on election night. She was overseeing a photo shoot of a rug on January 6 and declined to comment publicly on what was happening at the Capitol. (For Ms. Grisham, it was the last straw. She resigned later that day.)
In the end, the First Lady took her husband’s side, doubting the election results – “something bad happened,” she told Ms Grisham – and refused to invite Jill Biden, the first lady to come to the White House for tea. .
“She always used to say, ‘Let me think about it’ or ‘Let’s see what the West Wing will do,’” writes Ms. Grisham, “which was not meant to be. And when did she decide to start leading the West Wing? did?”
Demand to oust the press from the White House
Ms Grisham says a visit to North Korea prompted Mr Trump to ask him to research whether the press could be permanently removed from the James S. Brady briefing room.