I'll Take Your Questions Now

I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House is a nonfiction tell-all book written by former White House Press Secretary for the Trump Administration, Stephanie Grisham. It was published in October 2021 by HarperCollins.[1][2][3][4]

I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House
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First edition cover
AuthorStephanie Grisham
Audio read byStephanie Grisham
CountryUnited States
SubjectTrump Administration
Publication date
October 5, 2021
Media typePrint (hardcover), e-book, audio
ISBN9780063142930 (First edition hardcover)


Stephanie Grisham served as the 32nd White House press secretary and as White House communications director from July 2019 to April 2020.[5][6][7] She served as Chief of Staff and Press Secretary for the first lady of the United States, Melania Trump from 2020 to 2021, and previously as her Press Secretary from 2017 to 2019.[8] She is now estranged from the Trumps. She was a press aide to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign,[9][10] and then a member of the presidential transition team.[11][12][13] As Press Secretary, she was the first White House press secretary in American history to hold no press conferences,[14] instead opting for interviews on conservative news outlets.[7][15][16] Grisham assumed the role of chief of staff to the first lady on April 7, 2020.[17] She resigned on January 6, 2021 following the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol.[8] In September 2021, she announced the publication of her book about her time working in the Trump administration, I'll Take Your Questions Now.[18]


HarperCollins calls the book "The most frank and intimate portrait of the Trump White House yet." Grisham said, "[t]his is not, by the way, a book where you need to like me."[2]

Trump himself said, "Stephanie didn't have what it takes and that was obvious from the beginning." He also said "[s]he had big problems and we felt that she should work out those problems for herself."[2]

Trump's spokeswoman Liz Harrington said to The Washington Post that the book is a "pitiful attempt to cash in on the President's strength and sell lies about the Trump family," referring to Grisham as a "disgruntled former employee."[19]


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  2. ^ a b c Rogers, Katie (September 28, 2021). "Stephanie Grisham's Book Details Trump's 'Terrifying' Temper". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Jada Yuan and Josh Dawsey (September 28, 2021). "Trump played tough with Putin when cameras were around, but a new book details his insecurities". Washington Post. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  4. ^ "New book says Trump told Putin: I'll act tough with you – for the cameras". The Guardian. September 28, 2021.
  5. ^ FitzSimmons, Cal (June 25, 2019). "Eastmont graduate named new press secretary for President Trump". NCW Life Channel. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Pappas, Alex (June 25, 2019). "Stephanie Grisham to be the new White House Press Secretary". FoxNews.com. Fox News. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Collins, Kaitlan; Bennett, Kate (April 7, 2020). "Grisham out as West Wing press secretary without having held a briefing". CNN. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  8. ^ a b Bennett, Kate (January 6, 2021). "First lady's chief of staff and former WH press secretary resigns over violent protests". CNN. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  9. ^ Bach, Natasha (June 14, 2019). "Who Is Stephanie Grisham? She Just Replaced Sarah Sanders". Fortune Magazine. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  10. ^ Rogers, Katie; Karni, Annie (June 25, 2019). "Trump Names Stephanie Grisham, Aide to First Lady, as Sarah Sanders's Successor". The New York Times. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  11. ^ Farhi, Paul (August 28, 2019). "Stephanie Grisham is Trump's communications czar. Only most people wouldn't know it". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  12. ^ Wingett Sanchez, Yvonne (January 19, 2017). "This Arizonan is going to the White House to work for Donald Trump". The Republic. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  13. ^ Howard, Andrew (June 25, 2019). "Trump taps Stephanie Grisham as White House spokeswoman". Arizona Capitol Times. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  14. ^ "The short, strange tale of Stephanie Grisham, Trump's third - and invisible - press secretary". The Washington Post. April 14, 2020. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  15. ^ Johnson, Ted (April 7, 2020). "Stephanie Grisham Departs As White House Press Secretary". Deadline. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  16. ^ Darcy, Oliver (November 11, 2019). "White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham has yet to hold a briefing with reporters, but finds time for Fox News". CNN. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  17. ^ "White House spokeswoman Grisham switches to first lady's staff". Reuters. April 7, 2020. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  18. ^ Kim, Lisa (September 28, 2021). "All The Surprising Trump Revelations In Ex-Press Secretary Grisham's New Book". Forbes. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  19. ^ Kim, Lisa (September 28, 2021). "All The Surprising Trump Revelations In Ex-Press Secretary Grisham's New Book". Forbes.

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