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More details about former first daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump appear to have come to light as revealed by former Trump administration official Stephanie Grisham. Grisham’s book revealed that Ms. Trump was obsessed with clearing out a rumor about her when she was a teenager.
In Grisham’s book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” the former White House press secretary and chief of staff to now-former first lady Melania Trump revealed that the then-White House adviser was obsessed with denying the rumor of what she and some of her friends did as teens. The rumor was that during her time as a student in Chapin School, she and some friends allegedly flashed a hot dog vendor from the window of their classroom.
The story first surfaced in Emily Jane Fox’s 2018 book, “Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family,” and supposedly gained a lot of attention. Grisham revealed that Ms. Trump was insisting that she and others in the White House press office work to refute the story.
“Responding to something like that would only amplify its importance and give more oxygen to the story. But Ivanka didn’t see it that way,” wrote Grisham, who noted that this was one of the instances of how Ms. Trump expected to use resources of the White House press to support her and defend her.
“She obviously had a Google alert set for her name and would go to Sean Spicer whenever a story about her popped up that she didn’t like, which was most of them, expecting us to push back,” Grisham wrote added that Ms. Trump strived to maintain an “image of perfection” to the public.
Grisham recently went on CNN to promote her new book, further revealing more details about Ms. Trump as well as her husband and fellow White House adviser Jared Kushner. Grisham described Mr. Kushner as difficult to work with and was someone whose decisions were never challenged or questioned as he is Donald Trump’s son-in-law.
However, the former Trump administration official also revealed how the couple actually saw themselves while working in the White House, claiming that they saw themselves as the shadow president and first lady.