MELANIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Stephanie Grisham spent years at the side of the Trumps, serving as then-President Donald Trump’s press secretary and as chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump.

She quit her job in protest after the January 6 US Capitol riot and has written a tell-all memoir of her time at the center of the Trump storm, due out next week…

Trump… issued a statement via a spokeswoman that, in part, read this way:

‘Stephanie didn’t have what it takes and that was obvious from the beginning. She became very angry and bitter after her break up and as time went on she was seldom relied upon, or even thought about. She had big problems and we felt that she should work out those problems for herself. Now, like everyone else, she gets paid by a radical left-leaning publisher to say bad and untrue things.’”

Chris Cillizza, “Donald Trump’s appalling response to a new tell-all book about his White House,” cnn.com, September 28, 2021