- Two former Trump White House officials, Alyssa Farah Griffin and Stephanie Grisham, publicly declared their awareness of alleged inappropriate behavior towards women by Donald Trump during his presidency.
- This comes in the wake of a court verdict that found Trump liable for the sexual abuse and defamation of writer E. Jean Carroll.
- Both Griffin and Grisham claim they reported these instances to Trump’s chiefs of staff, including Mark Meadows.
- These allegations highlight consistent patterns of alleged misconduct, contributing to the ongoing controversy around the former president.
“Countless Cases”: Allegations Against Trump
In a striking revelation, two former White House officials under the Trump administration shared their knowledge of alleged inappropriate behavior towards women by the ex-president. Alyssa Farah Griffin, former White House Communications Director, and Stephanie Grisham, former White House Press Secretary, independently appeared on CNN to air their experiences, indicating that such instances were not isolated events but part of an ongoing pattern.
Speaking to CNN, Griffin reported that she had seen “countless cases” of what she regarded as “impropriety” in the White House, and had dutifully reported these cases to Trump’s various chiefs of staff, including Mark Meadows. Griffin’s openness about these allegations paints a concerning picture of the culture within the White House during Trump’s presidency.
Corroborated Testimonies: Grisham’s Confirmation
Echoing Griffin’s sentiments, Grisham made a separate appearance on CNN to confirm these allegations. Notably, Grisham had previously documented examples of Trump’s alleged harassment of women in her books, amplifying her credibility in speaking on these issues.
Grisham shared that she had communicated to several chiefs of staff, including Meadows, about the allegedly inappropriate behavior of Trump. She expressed a belief, however, that there was a limit to what these senior staff could do to curb such behavior, noting: “This isn’t good, sir.”
Moreover, Grisham iterated her experience of Trump making alleged lewd remarks about a specific female staffer. According to her account, she felt compelled to protect this staffer, who Trump reportedly requested be present on his trips “so that they could look at her ass.”
Implications and Repercussions: The Wider Context
These allegations surface in the wake of a court verdict that found Trump liable for the sexual abuse and defamation of writer E. Jean Carroll, further augmenting the controversy around the former president. Carroll was awarded $5 million in damages in a New York civil court. The public declarations by Griffin and Grisham serve to strengthen the gravity of Carroll’s case and further tarnish the reputation of the former president.
Despite the severity of the accusations, the reactions from those implicated have been notably absent. Forbes reported that both Meadows and the former president’s office have been contacted for comment, but no responses have been publicized thus far.