White House Staffer Supports Trump, Exposes Media

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A “younger staffer” who former President Donald Trump allegedly had a “keen interest” in is denying allegations that he sexually harassed her while in the White House. The denial comes after Trump was found guilty on Tuesday (May 9) of sexually abusing E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s in a Manhattan department store dressing room.

After the verdict, several former Trump White House staffers spoke out about the behavior they observed at the White House, saying the former President had a “very keen interest” in one particular staffer.

Among those making the observation was former Trump White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who said she raised the issue with two different chiefs of staff. However, according to reporting by Newsweek, the young staffer who was the subject of the alleged fixation claimed the allegations were “totally false.”

Newsweek granted anonymity to the former staffer as she did not want to be publicly identified. The publication claims the staffer made the denial in a text message, where she insisted that “None of what is insinuated or implied is remotely true.”

When asked about the employee’s denial, Grisham told Newsweek that the younger staffer was not in the room when Trump allegedly made the comments about her.

Instead, Grisham noted that Trump’s fixation was talked about by other staffers who noticed “how much he paid attention to her and always called her and wanted her on trips.”

She also claimed that Trump’s “keen interest” was a “well-known thing in D.C. circles.”

Alyssa Farah Griffin, Trump’s former White House communications director, shared with CNN on Wednesday (May 10) her belief that the way Trump “engaged with women was dangerous.” She also suggested she reported “countless cases” of misconduct to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

Grisham corroborated Griffin’s claims, telling CNN that the situation between Trump and the young staffer made her “extremely uncomfortable,” rallying how she had once pulled the staffer aside to discuss the matter. Grisham detailed incidents of alleged misconduct, including a time when Trump asked to “bring [the young staffer] up here and look at her a**.”