In her first televised interview since replacing Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham slammed Trump’s former communications director Anthony Scaramucci.
As reported by Real Clear Politics, in what was Grisham’s first TV interview last week, which took place with Eric Bolling on the Sinclair Network’s “America This Week,” she said that Scaramucci seems like his feelings “must be hurt,” over the way he has been treated by the President.
She was referring to a comment Scaramucci made on the same program, appearing just before her, where he said President Trump was “mentally declining.”
When host Bolling asked her about Scaramucci’s comment, the new Trump’s new communications director replied, “That’s nonsensical to me. His feelings just seem to be hurt.”
Then referring back to Trump, Grisham said, “He’s the President. His poll numbers are going through the roof. Our economy is doing better than ever. He’s doing a great job. Anthony knows that and the country knows that.”
Grisham also commented on whether there would be any more White House press briefings going forward, saying, “We’re going to talk about it, that will be ultimately up to the President. We have had two press briefings with Secretary Mnuchin and Ken Cuccinelli. Those worked out well and the press seemed to like that.”
We Want to Hear From You
Replying to Grisham’s comment that it was to the President, and not her whether or not to resume the daily press briefings, Bolling said, “But, we want to hear from you.”
You will hear from me, you’re hearing from me right now!” Grisham noted. “But the president also is so accessible. Right now I think that’s good enough.”
“So you could almost call it one of his press conferences when he gets off the airplane… and spends 40 minutes with reporters?” Bolling asked.
“No question goes unanswered, he will take questions on a variety of issues,” Grisham said. “And also, you’ve got to remember I have three roles right now, First Lady’s office, director of communications in the West Wing, and press secretary. So I’m getting to know my teams, rebuilding the press teams, getting up to speed on policy. There’s a lot of work being done behind the scenes. It is not all about a press briefings. And honestly, the president is his own best spokesperson,” she concluded.