Former WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on Jared Kushner: “Rasputin in a Slim-Fitting Suit”

In her new book, former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham describes former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner as “Rasputin in a slim-fitting suit.” Grisham’s book, I’ll Take Your Questions Now, comes out Tuesday.

She recalls that when it was decided that Trump should address the nation in regard to Covid-19, that Kushner had worked with Trump’s speechwriter and “dictated” what Trump would say.

“Katie Miller, an aide to the vice president, was married to speechwriter Stephen Miller. So she went into Stephen’s office and sat there while Jared Kushner frantically dictated the address to Stephen, who wrote something out,” Grisham wrote, adding that she grew increasingly “outraged” at Kushner’s behavior.

“He was not an expert on any of those things — shutting down borders, the economic consequences, the health consequences — yet he alone seemed to be deciding the nation’s first actions to address one of the most devastating crises in our history,” she wrote. 

Grisham’s book also made headlines earlier this week for what she said about Trump.