Little is known about what happened in the 90-minute conversation between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Osaka, Japan, two years ago. But as journalists were quickly ushered out of the room at the 2019 Group of 20 Summit, Stephanie Grisham once again found herself with a close-up view of the action.In the immortal words of the late Dennis Green "
She saw Trump lean toward Putin that day and tell him: "Okay, I'm going to act a little tougher with you for a few minutes. But it's for the cameras, and after they leave, we'll talk. You understand."
[I]n 2019, Trump went to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center without disclosing to the media that he was going, or why.
It was a days-long mystery in the national news, but Grisham's book strongly hints that the president went for a simple colonoscopy, without actually using the word. (She wrote that it was "a very common procedure" for which "a patient is sometimes put under" and that George W. Bush had one as president, too.)
As for the elaborate concealment - Grisham writes that Trump was resistant to having Vice President Mike Pence in power even for a short period of time, and he didn't want to be "the butt of a joke" on late-night TV.
Grisham alleges that Trump became obsessed with a young, female press aide who isn't named in the book. The president constantly asked where the aide was during press events, Grisham wrote, and allegedly once requested that she be brought to his cabin on Air Force One so he could "look at her [behind]."
Trump behaved inappropriately with Grisham, too, she wrote " once calling her from Air Force One to assure her that his penis was not small or toadstool-shaped, as the porn star Stormy Daniels had alleged in an interview.
Grisham wrote that Trump once asked her then-boyfriend, a fellow Trump aide, if she was good in bed.