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Young Not Stupid: As Trump White House Insider Turns on the Family, Remember This Big Red Flag

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The following is an installment in a weekly series of commentary articles by Cameron Arcand, host of the Young Not Stupid interview series and a contributor to The Western Journal.

The phrase “White House tell-all” never ceases to make me roll my eyes.

But when I heard that one was forthcoming from Stephanie Grisham, former White House press secretary and chief of staff to former first lady Melania Trump, something smelled fishy.

Her book, entitled “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” supposedly provides scathing details about her time in the Trump administration and tells many tales smearing the former president.

Listen, I do not consider myself an ardent Trump defender by any stretch, unless it pertains to specific policies. Most of my readers who send me profane emails are aware of this, which brings me to my next point.

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Grisham’s bizarre apology tour to promote her book, along with the content of the book itself, should be taken with a grain of salt.

The immediate red flag should be the establishment media’s fascination with Grisham. She gave an interview to CNN that sounds more like a confessional.

On the outlet’s morning show “New Day,” Grisham said she lied on television on several occasions in order to defend Donald Trump.

“I probably wasn’t,” she said when asked if she had been truthful in appearances on Fox News. “I can’t think of an example right now, I mean, and I regret that so much.”

In a separate interview with Jake Tapper, she said she didn’t vote for Trump in the 2020 election and instead wrote in another candidate.

As for the book itself, it accuses Trump of having a serious temper and fostering a hostile work environment, according to The New York Times.

Grisham’s tell-all could be true, just like the many upbeat memoirs written by former Trump officials like Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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Trump was a notoriously bombastic figure long before his stint in the White House, which all but guarantees that some people will have had negative experiences working alongside him.

This has little to do with loyalty, even though Grisham betrayed the trust of Melania Trump, who saw her as a confidant — it’s about her purpose.

Will anyone’s opinion of Trump change after reading her book? Nope.

Grisham is attempting to “un-cancel” herself in a media landscape that does not tolerate conservatives, especially if they ever came within spitting distance of the Trump administration.

She came clean but played dirty to cash in and come across as a conscientious defector, and it should not be taken seriously.

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Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. His "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. Since 2019, he has been a Young America's Foundation member.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2017 as a school project, he founded YoungNotStupid.com, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. He has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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