Those aspirations, however, were ultimately blocked when they could not fit into the helicopter, according to Grisham.
“I finally figured out what was going on… Jared and Ivanka thought they were the royal family of the United States,” Grisham writes in the book, according to The Washington Post, which obtained a copy.
The Post writes that Grisham is “particularly negative” about Ivanka Trump and Kushner. The former press secretary writes that the first lady and White House staff referred to Ivanka as “the Princess,” who at many times would say “my father” in work meetings.
The helicopter incident is one of a number of revelations included in Grisham’s book. She served as White House press secretary for nine month before moving to the first lady’s office. She also spent time as White House communications director.
Former White House press secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamLack of helicopter space forced Ivanka Trump, Kushner to drop plans to meet Queen Elizabeth II: book New book sheds light on Trump’s mysterious Walter Reed visit in November 2019 Former aide says Trump told Putin at summit he was going to act tougher ‘for the cameras’ MORE writes in her new book “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” set to be released on Oct. 5, that Ivanka Trump and Kushner sought to attend a meeting with the Queen Elizabeth II, the president and first lady, which would have been a breach of protocol for a state visit.
The former press secretary said Ivanka Trump and Kushner thought they were “the royal family” of the U.S.
Grisham calls Kushner “the Slim Reaper,” because of his ability of involving himself into other people’s projects, creating a mess then slipping away to avoid taking the blame, according to the Post.
She also said the first son-in-law was Trump’s “real chief of staff.”
Grisham writes that she told Melania TrumpMelania TrumpLack of helicopter space forced Ivanka Trump, Kushner to drop plans to meet Queen Elizabeth II: book New book sheds light on Trump’s mysterious Walter Reed visit in November 2019 Trump loses bid to enforce Omarosa Manigault Newman’s NDA MORE “many times” that, in her opinion, if the president lost reelection in 2020 “it would be because of Jared.” “She didn’t disagree with me,” Grisham adds.
Trump slammed Grisham and her book in a statement to The Hill on Tuesday, writing that his former press secretary “didn’t have what it takes and that was obvious from the beginning.” “She became very angry and bitter after her break up and as time went on she was seldom relied upon, or even thought about. She had big problems and we felt that she should work out those problems for herself. Now, like everyone else, she gets paid by a radical left-leaning publisher to say bad and untrue things,” he added.
The relationship between Grisham and Trump world has been acrimonious since Grisham resigned from her post in the White House on Jan. 6, following the attack on the Capitol that was perpetrated by a pro-Trump mob. Since then, the former president and first lady have launched personal attacks at Grisham in statements.
The Hill reached out to Ivanka Trump and Kushner for comment.