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Trump's Former Press Secretary Just Admitted What We Already Knew About Fox News And Trump

Trump's Former Press Secretary Just Admitted What We Already Knew About Fox News And Trump

During an appearance on CNN, former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham confirmed what many already knew about the relationship between Fox News and the Trump administration.

Grisham said White House officials counted on Fox News to provide favorable news coverage of the administration.

You can watch video of her appearance below.

Grisham said:

"That's just where we went to get what we wanted out. By and large, they didn't get tough with us. They just took what we were saying and disseminated it."

Grisham also drew a connection between Fox News's coverage of the Trump administration and the Capitol insurrection of January 6, the day a mob of Trump's supporters stormed the United States Capitol based on the false premise that the 2020 election had been stolen.

Grisham resigned the day of the insurrection.

Fox News had amplified former President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about the election and continues to do so, well after he's left office.

Grisham acknowledges the role she played in promoting these falsehoods:

"Again I've had a lot of time to grapple with this and I feel horribly guilty about my part in it because I went on Fox a lot."

During her time working in the White House, Grisham never held a single press briefing but found plenty of time to appear on Fox News, which many have accused of serving as a mouthpiece for the Trump administration.

And when asked whether she'd been truthful during interviews with Fox while she worked in the White House, she admitted that she "probably wasnt."

Given that accusations that Fox was little more than a propaganda arm for the Trump administration have dogged it for much of the last five years, no one was surprised.

The internet's memory is long, and Grisham, who appeared on CNN to promote her memoir about her time in the White House, has been widely criticized.

Grisham's memoir, I'll Take Your Questions Now, was released on Tuesday, October 5.

During that same CNN interview, she said Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter, Ivanka Trump, saw themselves as a "shadow president and first lady."

She described Kushner as "heady with power" and while she acknowledges that he is "intelligent," Ivanka Trump is "the brains" of the duo who is able, unlike her father, to project a calm and controlled image.

Grisham's distaste for Kushner also made headlines earlier during her book tour after Politico published a portion of her manuscript in which she referred to Kushner as ""Rasputin in a slim-fitting suit."

She said Kushner often worked with former President Trump's speechwriters to "dictate" what he would say once it was decided that he should address the nation amid concerns about Covid-19.

Trump, for his part, has already openly criticized and attempted to discredit Grisham, referring to her in a statement as having been "very angry and bitter" after she ended her relationship with former Trump White House aide Max Miller.

The relationship between Grisham and Miller ended last year after Miller pushed Grisham up against a wall and slapped her in the face after she accused him of infidelity.