Grisham: Time in Trump administration 'will follow me forever'

Former White House press secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamBiden briefly transfers power to Harris while he gets colonoscopy Grisham thinks Trump will run in 2024 and have no 'guardrails' Sunday shows preview: Senate votes to raise debt ceiling; Facebook whistleblower blasts company during testimony MORE says her time in former President TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE’s administration will “follow me forever.” 

In an interview with New York Magazine published Tuesday, Grisham says she was part of something "unusually evil" which she hopes "doesn't come back." 

“I don’t think I can rebrand. I think this will follow me forever,” Grisham said. 


“I believe that I was part of something unusually evil, and I hope that it was a one-time lesson for our country and that I can be a part of making sure that at least that evil doesn’t come back now,” she continued. 

Grisham’s book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” was released on Tuesday. The title alludes to Grisham never holding a press conference while serving as press secretary, something she said was a directive from Trump.

Previously reported excerpts of the book have shed light into her time working with Trump and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpBidens to attend Kennedy Center Honors following Trumps' absence The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's message on the 'omicron' variant Jill Biden unveils traditional White House holiday décor MORE, as well as Trump’s daughter Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Meadows comes under growing Jan. 6 panel spotlight Tucker Carlson rips Graham over report he told officers to shoot Jan. 6 rioters MORE and son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report Watchdog finds no money has flowed out of agency tasked by Trump admin to fight pandemic MORE — both of whom worked in the White House.

Grisham has given several interviews recently, notably saying during an interview on "Good Morning America" that working for Trump was a mistake.

Grisham told the magazine that she wanted to be “really honest” writing her book, and not try to come off as “some hero.”

“Even if you hate me, I hope some of the things in my book make you rethink 2024,” Grisham said. “If he runs and wins, he won’t have to worry about reelection this time and he can do whatever he wants. That’s scary.”

Grisham also elaborated on her “selfish” motivations for writing the book.

“I thought, I’m going to tell people what he’s really like and get my story out, and in the meantime, selfishly, at the end, a lot of bad things happened to me and I wanted to get that out, too,” she said. “My children, my nephews, my family will read stories about me, and I want to chronicle what really happened. That’s the selfish piece.”