Melania Trump Is A 'Kind And Devoted Mom,' Ex Aide Stephanie Grisham Says

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: First Lady Melania Trump walks to the South Lawn to depart the White House on October 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump travels to Nashville, Tennessee for the final debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The Commission on Presidential Debates changed the format this time, muting of microphones to start each of Thursday's debate segments. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Melania Trump is a great mother to her son, Barron Trump, and a hospitable host, according to her former aide Stephanie Grisham.

Grisham recently spoke with People about her upcoming memoir "I'll Take Your Questions: What I Saw at the Trump White House." Grisham served as Melania's staff and press secretary from 2020 to 2021. She was also her press secretary from 2017 to 2019. The author also worked as a senior aide to former President Donald Trump.

In her interview with the outlet, Grisham was asked to describe the Melania that the public does not see. Grisham then did not shy away from praising the ex-FLOTUS for being a great host and mother.

"She is a really devoted mom. And she spent a lot of time with her son and with her parents," she was qouted as saying in the interview. "That was one of my favorite things about her was how close she was to her parents. And I have to give her credit. I think going forward for the rest of my life, I will only ever implicitly trust my family and I think that's where she is too."

Grisham noted how Melania was surrounded by Trump characters and family for several years already. She believed sticking together was part of a "survival thing." She also commended Melania's character when it comes to how the latter would entertain her guests.

"She's kind, which I think is so funny for me to say, when you consider the statements she's put out about me," Grisham added. "But when you are in her presence, she'll offer you coffee. She'll offer you water. 'Are you comfortable? What can I get you?'"

Grisham shared several details about Melania in the book. According to her, the former model was obsessed with her own press. She allegedly loved reading every little thing written about her.

She also shared the Secret Service agents' moniker for Melania. They allegedly called the former first lady "Rapunzel" because she rarely left the White House. For them, she was like the Disney princess who "remained in her tower, never descending."

Grisham also covered the alleged tension between Melania and Ivanka Trump due to the latter's desire to be always in the spotlight at public events. Melania allegedly called her stepdaughter "the Princess" behind her back. The White House staffers also had a nickname for Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner. The staffers allegedly called the couple "the interns" in secret.

"I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House" hit the bookshelves on Oct. 5.

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