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MEDIA/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Stephanie Grisham, the new White House press secretary, returned from the Demilitarized Zone with a bruise on her arm after physically pushing North Korean officials to clear a way for American journalists to cover President Trump’s meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. In a video of the clash, Ms. Grisham can be seen — iPhone in one hand — wedging her body between a railing and a throng of men crowding a hallway. ‘Go,’ she commanded a group of journalists as she held back the North Koreans, opening a path for the journalists. Making her first mark in the job by fighting, physically, for press access, Ms. Grisham offered a stark contrast to how Sean Spicer, Mr. Trump’s first press secretary, introduced himself to the world when he assumed the same position. Dressed in an ill-fitting suit, Mr. Spicer had stood at the White House lectern and stated, falsely, that Mr. Trump’s inauguration crowd drew the ‘largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.’”

Annie Karni, “Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s New Press Secretary, Literally Pushes for Press Access,” The New York times online, July 1, 2019

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