Stephanie Grisham

WhiteHouse Press Secretary

Description  -  Stephanie Grisham is an American White House official who serves as the 30th White House press secretary and as the current White House communications director. She was a member of Donald Trump’s presidential transition team.  Hopefully, she’ll see the light and try to cleanup her act and the Presidents …VEGAS ODDS  96,000 to 1/2.

Born: 1977 (age 42 years), Arizona
Nationality: American
Party: Republican Party
Office: White House Press Secretary since 2019
Previous officePress Secretary to the First Lady of the United States (2017–2019)

STORY BY Gillian Walters     July 3, 2019     2:47 EDT
Gillian Walters is a Contributing News Editor at Romper. She first joined the team as a news writer in 2017, covering everything from politics to entertainment. Gillian graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in fiction. Her work has appeared in the Coachella Review and Corvus, to name a few publications. You can find her non-fiction pieces at Vice and Adolescent. When she’s not writing, Gillian is co-hosting All Things Cozy, a bi-weekly podcast about everything that’s warm and comforting. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and two cats, Snickers and Reeses. You can follow her on Twitter at @Gillianwltrs.


Shortly before President Donald T-RUMP took his oath of office in January 2017, he assembled his cabinet and team of advisors. The same was true for his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, who put together her own staff, including political veteran Stephanie Grisham. Although Grisham worked for the president first (she was a press aide for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and became Deputy Press Secretary for former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer), she later became Melania's press secretary and communications director. 

ED:  Bless those who can create so that you can see humor in the chaos that the administration manufactures each day, its like medicine for the soul when you realize how stupid people really are,  to fall for the lies and deceit of the present crew of the “ Good Ship Lying Poop”

Who is she and why was she selected… simple because T-RUMP is so paranoid about things (Lies) he says, Sarah Fat-ass Sanders always backed him up with stupider lies, almost took the heat off  till she was removed.  Many thought a public hanging in the press room would have been more appropriate. 

The replacement is just that and tougher, things will be worse before they get better.  Couple of cohorts call her a “ Bitch on wheels”.  Whether or not they resume press meetings or the battle get thicker, T-RUMP might be reduced to twitts and FOX for his base.   Most of them can’t obviously understand anything more than a tweet.  The life of nit-tweets…

Although Grisham didn't hold the most esteemed role in the administration, she quickly became a well-known name for her fierce support of Melania and the Trump family. Not only did Grisham pen a passionate op-ed defending Melania against her critics, but she reportedly helped oust one of the first lady's adversaries from the White House.  Paging Olivia Pope, anyone? 

That all being said, Grisham had a life before the Trumps, a background some American citizens might be curious to learn about given her June 2019 promotion to White House press secretary. For instance, how did Grisham manage to climb up the political ladder? Does Grisham have a personal life outside of her hectic job? We answer these questions and more in the untold truth of Stephanie Grisham.

If you thought Stephanie Grisham’s ascent to the White House came out of nowhere, think again. As it turns out, Grisham has a long career working in politics, having served as the spokeswoman for then Arizona Attorney General Horne, and the Republican majority at the Arizona House of Representatives, according to the Arizona Republic. 

Many of Grisham's bosses had nothing but good things to say about her work ethic, with Horne telling the publication: "She's a great advocate for the person she's working for. She's very friendly easy to be around, and she's very effective. She has good relationships with reporters. And she is very committed to her work. I think people in Washington notice that in her defenses of the president's wife. She hit back hard when they’ve made unfair criticisms."

Stephanie Grisham often went above and beyond for her former boss, Melania T-RUMP  especially when she felt as if the first lady was unjustly attacked. Case in point: In December 2018, Grisham penned a passionate CNN op-ed in response to Melania's many critics, arguing that President Donald Trump's wife can't win no matter what. "Whenever Mrs. Trump sits down for interviews, she inevitably gets attacked for her honest answers," she said, adding, "The simple fact is that Mrs. Trump deserves honest reporting and media coverage that focuses on the substance of her message: the importance of helping children grow up to be happy, healthy and socially responsible adults." 

The political guru also praised Melania for her commitment to the role of first lady, writing: "She has and will continue to demonstrate her commitment to helping children and advancing the causes she is passionate about. But there is nothing wrong with staying true to herself along the way. In fact, her strength, individuality and integrity should be celebrated."

But wait — that's not all. Grisham ended her message with a screed against journalists, saying: "The media also has the opportunity and responsibility to report fairly, accurately and without bias. They are, in fact, writing the first draft of our nation's history. In many ways, they are failing to measure up to this responsibility." Yep, it's quite obvious Grisham will always go to bat for Melania, no matter what.

One of the more random factoids about Stephanie Grisham is her October 2018 fight with a producer on The Ellen Show. The drama started when the producer, Andy Lassner, who is also an outspoken socio-political commentator on social media, tweeted a jab at Melania T-RUMP over immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

"I'm way more afraid of another Melania getting into this country than I am of any caravan of human beings seeking asylum," he wrote (via Newsweek). Grisham didn't take the criticism well, to say the least, tweeting back at him, "Hi @andylassner @flotus is hosting children at the White House today to talk to them about kindness … should I save you a seat?" Oy.

Instead of dropping the conversation, Lassner replied to Grisham with a few more barbs. "Yes!! Will she be talking about how she pushed her husband's theory that our first black president was born in Kenya?" he wrote. "What about her 'I don't care, do you jacket' worn while babies were being ripped away from parents at the border? What time should I arrive? Is it dressy?" Grisham then replied, "You may want to check your facts before you get here, I'm happy to brief you upon arrival." Wow, Grisham can really play ball.

It was Lassner who had the last word, however, criticizing Grisham for supposedly relying on right-wing media publication Breitbart as her "main news source." As for Grisham? She chose not to respond.


Remember when we told you about Stephanie Grisham's background in politics? Well, it appears that she had a few scandals during her time as a spokesperson for the Republican majority at the Arizona House of Representatives, especially where it concerned the press. 

Here’s what reportedly happened: In January 2016, then Republican House Speaker David Gowan was accused of "charging $12,000 in personal and campaign travel expenses to taxpayers," allegations that were detailed by the Arizona Capitol Times. 

Seemingly in response to the report, Gowan issued a new rule that,  “required reporters to undergo extensive background checks in order to access the floor of the chamber,” according to the Arizona Republic, therefore revoking many reporters’ credentials. 

Arizona Capitol Times editor Jim Small said the move was "an attack on the press and an affront to the concept of accountable government" as well as "direct retaliation" against reporters "who exposed how House Speaker David Gowan was using state vehicles to crisscross the state and advance his congressional bid."

Small also accused Grisham of playing a role in Gowan's decision, stating: "When I called Grisham to get an explanation, she made no bones about the fact that the paper's access had been pulled because of the story. She accused the paper of working for Chandler attorney Tom Ryan, who was quoted in the original story saying he intended to file a complaint against Gowan and the others for misusing the state vehicles." 

Stephanie Grisham can be forceful when she wants to, a personality trait she put on display amid a scandal involving former Deputy National Security Advisor Mira Ricardel. 

Per reports, Melania Trump didn't get along with Ricardel due a laundry list of personal issues, a frustration that came to an explosive head in November 2018. Melania was supposedly upset over Ricardel's decisions involving a trip to Africa, including "seating on the plane and the use of National Security Council resources," according to CNN. In response to the disagreements, Grisham released a pointed statement (via The New York Times) about Ricardel, saying: "It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House." Yikes — tell us how you really feel, ladies.

Shortly after Grisham released the statement, then White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Ricardel's dismissal. "Mira Ricardel will continue to support the president as she departs the White House to transition to a new role within the administration," she said (via The New York Times). "The president is grateful for Ms. Ricardel’s continued service to the American people and her steadfast pursuit of his national security priorities."

So Grisham fits right into this sick f*ckin administration. Her cavalier disregard for the truth is matched by her equally cavalier disregard for the law. In September 2018, Grisham was reprimanded by the Office of Special Counsel for violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits White House employees from engaging in party-political activities.  

Rather than fire her, Trump decided to promote her. And why wouldn’t he? There don’t seem to be any consequences for T-RUMP advisers who tell lies or break the law.

Last year:  I cannot print my reply after I had heard of the dismissel of Mira Ricardel,  an excellent Security Analyst assigned  to Melania T-RUMP  because of the personal frustrations of Melania.   This was a trifecta of uselessness, a clusterf*ck of stupidity and another good qualified person who just happened to be in the wrong WhiteHouse.  

What happened?  She somehow didn’t kiss the dropping ass of the Zombie first lady who follows T-RUMP around as on a leash like a puppy dog and does nothing but pose and pose and she would wear stilettos to a sand-pit volleyball tournament and break a leg.  She’s tall enough to play and looks great in a thong bikini or even nude as she did for all those epic pictures that T-RUMP dumped all over the media. Just another useless White House fake, who has been tainted by      T-Rumpism  and fits in well with fake images. I thought she might be more of an influence over the misogamist panderer she’s married to. 

Then she didn’t have the courage to dismiss her herself so she brought in STEPHANIE:  “THE XXXX” GRISHAM,  who did what was told and is a great supporter of Melania T-RUMP because that where her paycheck is and possibly some Melania Hand Me Downs….

In the last part of this disgusting way to treat people, the arrogance brought the number one human slob Sarah Not-A-Wara AKA Brunhilda the Mforphodite to spread the news to the press.