Ex-Trump White House Press Secretary Isn’t Buying Ivanka Trump’s Testimony


Former Trump White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham questioned the testimony that Ivanka Trump gave during her father Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial in New York.

Grisham noted Sunday in an interview with MSNBC’s Alex Witt how Ivanka Trump had tried to get out of testifying “many, many times, stating that it was in the middle of a school week and that was an undue hardship for her,” an excuse that prompted widespread ridicule on social media.

When Ivanka Trump did arrive at the courthouse Wednesday, protesters greeted her with chants of “crime family.”

During her testimony, the Trump scion said she didn’t recall providing asset valuation information for financial statements, which are the focus of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ $250 million lawsuit against the former president and his company, The Trump Organization. James alleges the valuations of Trump’s assets were inflated to make deals. Ivanka Trump is not a defendant in the trial.

The former president’s daughter on the stand “was poised, she answered things, you know, in the way that she does,” Grisham said.

But Grisham added she didn’t “buy that she doesn’t recall things.”

“Ivanka Trump is a very, very smart woman and has an amazing memory,” Grisham claimed. “I used to actually always marvel about that when I worked with her.”

“So the talking about not recalling kind of rang a little not true to me,” Grisham added. “But her behavior was exactly the opposite of her father’s and that is what I saw the entire time I was with them.”