This Wednesday, The Washington Post ran a profile on President Trump’s new White House press secretary and new communications director, Stephanie Grisham. She will also retain her role as First Lady Melania Trump’s communications director, making her domain much more expansive than her predecessor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The piece touched on a few notable aspects of Grisham’s approach to things. For example, when asked about her view of the press, she gave a somewhat Trumpian response.
“Do I believe that their coverage is slanted and biased? Yes,” she said. “I’ve seen it with my own eyes. A majority of reporters are liberal. A lot of reporters are uncomfortable with him and his blunt way of speaking. I think this is the first time they’ve been so publicly called out for some of their behaviors and their instinct is to fight back rather than take a step back.”
And just like her predecessor, her faith in Trump’s worldview — and his interpretations of reality — seem to be unwavering. When asked if Trump ever lies, she responded, “No,” without any hesitation.
“I don’t think they’re lies,” she clarified.
“I think the president communicates in a way that some people, especially the media, aren’t necessarily comfortable with. A lot of times they take him so literally. I know people will roll their eyes if I say he was just kidding or was speaking in hypotheticals, but sometimes he is. What I’ve learned about him is that he loves this country and he’s not going to lie to this country.”
Towards the conclusion of the Post’s piece, Grisham promised she’ll tell the truth as Trump’s new communications czar.
“I’m always going to do the very best I can to give the most accurate answer that I can,” she said. “What I have learned is that sometimes those answers change, and that’s not necessarily because this administration is being nefarious. It’s just that things are fluid and are changing constantly.”
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