KEY POINTS

  • Melania Trump's spokeswoman was offered $200k to speak to media
  • Stephanie Grisham was lambasted for always being under-the-radar
  • The White House press secretary was accused of working against President Donald Trump

Numerous people are interested in knowing the life of Melania Trump at the White House since she assumed the FLOTUS role from Michelle Obama in 2017. Though she is a public figure, not many are aware of how and what the wife of President Donald Trump really is in real life. Hence, it comes a no surprise that several personalities are dying to have access to the details of Melania’s daily life, which seems to be impossible since even the first family's representatives have not been very open to the public since the start of the Trump presidency.

Melania’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, made headlines recently after she was offered $200k to hold a press briefing in the White House. Writers Stephen King and Don Winslow promised donations if the press secretary agrees to answer the media’s queries.

Don Winslow was the first one to challenge Melania Trump’s staff. "To @PressSec Stephanie Grisham, I'm upping my offer to $100,000.  @StephenKing has agreed to put in $75,000,” “The Power of the Dog” author penned in a tweet. “We will donate $175,000 to @StJude in your name & help a lot of kids if you will take questions from the full White House press corps for 1 HOUR in the WH briefing room,” he continued.

The “Doctor Sleep” author, then, offered to donate $100,000 is Stephanie will “do her job” as White House communications director. “Why no press briefings? This administration isn’t about information, it’s about propaganda. A press briefing will only underline lies and contradictions,” Stephen King wrote on Twitter. “Go ahead, Stephanie Grisham, prove me wrong. Bonus: $200,000 to sick children,” he went on.

Don and Stephen’s challenge came amidst the tension between the United States and Iran. Members of the press have been itching for clarification and explanation about the decisions of Melania Trump’s better half.

Reports have it that Stephanie has been missing in action even when the U.S. is on the brink of war already, following the death of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. A few hours after Iran attacked U.S. forces in Iraq, Stephanie appeared on Twitter and claimed that CNN was creating their own fake sources.

On Thursday, CNN reporter Anderson Cooper shared a theory about Stephanie secretly sabotaging President Donald Trump. The journalist recalled the times when Stephanie defended the POTUS but also pointed out his blunders. “I’m starting to think she might be pretending to be unintentionally ironic and deeply hypocritical, while in fact, she’s trying to secretly and subtly subvert the president,” Anderson said on his “The Ridiculist” segment. “I see what you’re doing,” he went on.

Stephanie Grisham has yet to respond to Don Winslow, Stephen King, and Anderson Cooper’s most recent statements.

Meanwhile, in Dec. 2019, Stephanie lambasted CNN reporter Kate Bennett after she announced the arrival of her "Free, Melania: The Unauthorized Biography" book. The said tome, reportedly, offered some of the most interesting details of Melania Trump, including her activities inside the White House. 

“Our office worked with Kate in good faith in her book and thought she would do an honest job. Sadly, it includes many false details and opinions, showing Ms. Bennett spoke to many anonymous people who don’t know the First Lady,” Stephanie told People. “It continues to be disappointing when people, especially journalists, write books with false information just to profit off the First Family,” Melania Trump’s representative continued.

First Lady Melania Trump at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Pavilion Building First Lady Melania Trump attends the Health and Human Services National Convening on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome conference and awards ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Bluemle Life Science Building in Philadelphia. Photo: Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks