According to former press secretary Stephanie Grisham, Trump will let Putin know in advance when he is going to be “tough” on her.
Trump told Putin that his tough talks were just for the camera
The Washington Post reports that Stephanie Grisham wrote in her new book:
He saw Trump leaning towards Putin that day and told him: “Okay, I’m going to be a little harsh with you for a few minutes. But it’s for the camera, and after they leave, we’ll talk. You understand.”
Trump insisted on talking to Putin in private
Throughout his presidency, Trump insisted on talking to Putin alone. When he spoke with Putin on the phone, national security officials did not monitor the calls as was the norm, and no lessons were provided for journalists.
Trump was collaborating with Putin to create a false image of austerity
Trump’s giving tips to Putin that he is playing with the camera and not being serious about his remarks is the first witness evidence from within the Trump administration that the former president is collaborating with Putin.
Rod Rosenstein cut off Mueller’s report before investigating Trump’s relationship with Putin, but it is clear from Grisham’s account that the president was collaborating with an enemy of the United States.
Republicans like Devin Nunes are still trying to whitewash the Trump / Putin alliance. Before Donald Trump returns to the national political scene in 20224, Grisham’s account needs to be scrutinized.
Mr. Easy Managing Editor. He is also a correspondent for the White House Press Pool and Congress for Politics USA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His undergraduate work focuses on public policy, with specialization in the social policy reform movement.
Awards and professional membership
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association