The rumors about Trump’s misogynistic behavior towards women, especially in the workplace, are well known.
In an interview with CNN on May 9, the rumors were confirmed by two former White House aides. Alyssa Farah Griffin and Stephanie Grisham, who used to handle communications and press for the White House.
Griffin and Grisham shared their experiences and said that they had reported instances of Trump’s improper behavior towards women to senior staffers, including Mark Meadows, during Trump’s presidency.
This discussion comes at an important time, as a New York civil court recently found Trump guilty of sexual abuse and defamation toward writer E. Jean Carroll.
The two former White House staffers spoke to CNN’s Jake Tapper and Erin Burnett and confirmed that they had reported cases of what they called “impropriety” in the White House to their supervisors. Grisham said that she had spoken to several chiefs of staff, including Meadows, about Trump’s behavior. However, she believed there wasn’t much they could do other than inform him that Trump’s actions were inappropriate.
Grisham also mentioned the former president’s alleged lewd remarks about an unnamed female staffer. She said Trump had asked one of her deputies to bring the woman on his trips so he could admire her “ass.” She said that all senior staff members knew about this kind of behavior and discussed it among themselves.
Last week, a jury awarded E. Jean Carroll $5 million in damages in her defamation and sexual abuse lawsuit against Trump. The former president denied all allegations made by Carroll and labeled her lawsuit as a “political attack” against him. He also expressed his displeasure with the verdict on his Truth Social social media platform, referring to it as “the greatest witch hunt of all time.”
Trump’s legal team plans to appeal the jury’s decision.