Grisham – who also served as White House communications director and former chief of staff and press secretary for First Lady Melania Trump – further revealed that there were “frequent conversations” between administrators in which “people said, ‘That’.” Will be the second term. That will be the second term. ‘ That means we don’t have to worry about being re-elected. ”
Grisham replaced former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in 2019, but did not hold a press conference for the next nine months in her role – making her the first top presidential spokeswoman in American history to abstain entirely from public briefings . On Sunday, Grisham said it was Trump who ordered her not to face the press.
“When we discussed that I would take the job, [Trump] had already put Sarah off briefings for about six months and he said he didn’t think we needed any more briefings, ”Grisham said. “He spoke directly to the press two or three times a day, so my job would then be to work more behind the scenes with print, regional and local.” [media]. “
Trump’s post-presidential office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Grisham’s remarks on Monday. But the former president – who continues to focus on perpetuating the lie that President Joe Biden’s 2020 election was fraudulent – has repeatedly suggested over the past few months that he will visit the White House again in 2024, though he has not officially announced his candidacy.
Trump heightened speculation about a re-election bid on Sunday, telling Yahoo Finance in an interview that he would beat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis – a potential Republican main rival in 2024 – “as I would beat everyone else” if he did decides for a second term of office.