I am not sure if there is anything I would like to ask Stephanie Grisham today. When she was an omnipotent figure at the Trump’s White House, I had many questions for her, but she stonewalled them all. Stephanie now has a book, one of too many coming out from a breakup with the Trump family, but jumping on this bandwagon is nothing but her safety blanket or better still her escape parachute.

Stephanie is a single mom, and she needs a source of income. Never Trumpers don’t want anything to do with her, the Democrats want nothing to do with her, and the networks do not see her as a public speaker mostly because she is not really good at it. During her time at the White House, Stephanie knew that she wouldn’t be holding any press briefings, but that did not stop her from taking the job and the money.

Stephanie was directly responsible for enabling the media shutdown during a very dark period of American democracy. If there was a time to take a stand, it was then, but she lacked the courage and responsibility to do it. Still, as long as she could get her salary, she did not have the moral and professional conscience to step down. 

During her time at the White House, Stephanie Grisham knew that she wouldn’t be holding any press briefings, but that did not stop her from taking the job and the money.

Ksenija Pavlovic Mcateer

Stephanie Grisham was involved in the attempt to take away Brian Karem’s press credential that resulted in a lawsuit I was part of. So Stephanie’s moral reckoning, if there’s any, is purely motivated by cashing in on what she enabled for the whole duration of the Trump presidency. 

Her book is colorful, and she has stories, but I have no intention of buying I’ll Take Your Questions Now and contributing to the fund of someone who did not do her Press Secretary job at the White House but had no issue with taking the salary. 

As a storyteller, Stephanie Grisham is entitled to tell her story any way she sees fit. But she will never be a free press hero. Mainly because Stephanie, like Trump, can be anything to anyone  as long as there’s a paycheck awaiting her on the other side.

Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department...