Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham’s declare that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump tried to muscle in on a meeting with the Queen is ‘not true’, says the lady who organized the meeting – and that the monarch particularly invited the former president’s household.
I’ll Take Your Questions Now is Grisham’s new memoir of her time in Donald Trump’s White House, packed with hanging insights and scandalous revelations.
But questions by Grisham’s good friend and former colleague over one of the anecdotes in the e-book could also be exhausting for the ex-Trump spin physician to answer.
Grisham claimed Jared and Ivanka tried to attend a meeting between Queen Elizabeth II, Donald Trump and Melania in June 2019, however had been blocked from boarding the Marine One presidential helicopter to Buckingham Palace as a result of there was no room.
But Therese Burch, a former White House staffer who has organized state visits for Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Donald Trump, instructed DailyMail.com that an aide to the Queen particularly requested for the president’s household to attend the royal luncheon – and there was no personal meeting from which to bar Jared or Ivanka in the first place.
Stephanie Grisham claims in her new e-book that Jared and Ivanka tried to robust arm their means right into a meeting with the Queen throughout Trump’s 2019 go to. Jared and Ivanka are image at Buckingham Palace throughout the go to
A former White House staffer tells DailyMail.com that an aide to the Queen particularly requested for the president’s household to attend the royal luncheon
I’ll Take Your Questions Now is Grisham’s new memoir of her time in Donald Trump’s White House, packed with hanging insights and scandalous revelations
The excerpt seems to be scathing of Trump’s daughter, claiming the first woman and White House workers known as Ivanka ‘the Princess’ behind her again and that she would typically discuss with the president as ‘my father’ in work conferences.
‘I lastly found out what was going on,’ Grisham wrote based on the Post. ‘Jared and Ivanka thought they had been the royal household of the United States.’
Therese Burch, a former White House staffer who organized the meeting, tells DailyMail.com that Grisham’s claims are false and the Trump household was invited. She’s pictured at the palace throughout the go to
Burch labored as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Advance and Operations at the White House, arranging state visits for the G20, G7 and Davos summits for a number of commanders in chief.
Due to her lengthy standing relationship with Buckingham Palace, she was introduced in by the Trump administration as a volunteer to coordinate his state go to in June 2019.
‘It’s all false,’ Burch mentioned of Grisham’s sensational anecdote. ‘None of that’s true. Ivanka and Jared had been included with all of the conferences with the Queen and Prince Charles and everybody, as a result of of their positions in the White House. It had nothing to do with them being daughter and son-in-law.
‘In truth the Queen’s workers got here to me and requested me if I may prepare for the president’s household to return to Buckingham Palace early for the state dinner as a result of she mentioned she believes household is essential and she is aware of the relaxation of the household is there and wish to meet everybody.
‘So I organized for all of the household to return meet the Queen previous to the dinner, and then they went out into the receiving line.’
Burch mentioned the request got here from Alexander de Montfort, Senior Secretary to the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, a prime Buckingham Palace staffer.
And she revealed that after dinner with the royals, as Trump and Melania escorted the Queen out, Burch noticed the monarch flip to the president and say: ‘it was very good to see your loved ones tonight.’
The former White House aide shared a photograph with DailyMail.com of Jared and Ivanka alongside Trump’s three different youngsters, Donald Jr, Eric and Tiffany, dressed in ball robes and tuxedos in a portrait room of the palace throughout the June 2019 go to.
The former White House aide shared a photograph with DailyMail.com of Jared and Ivanka alongside Trump’s three different youngsters, Donald Jr, Eric and Tiffany, dressed in ball robes and tuxedos in a portrait room of the palace throughout the June 2019 go to
Pictures of the palace’s official program for the state go to obtained by DailyMail.com listing a full schedule of ceremonies and luncheons, however don’t embody any personal conferences between the president and Queen Elizabeth from which Jared and Ivanka may have been excluded
Stephanie Grisham, Ivanka and Jared all had been talked about in the palace’s official program, obtained by DailyMail.com
‘It’s all false,’ Burch mentioned of Grisham’s anecdote. ‘None of that’s true. Ivanka and Jared had been included with all of the conferences with the Queen and Prince Charles’
Burch mentioned that every one the president’s youngsters and different workers arrived in a motorcade earlier than the president to keep away from touchdown a number of helicopters on the Queen’s garden.
‘In order for us to not be impolite, we did not land greater than Marine One on the queen’s garden. We really motorcaded most of the workers,’ she mentioned.
I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I noticed at the Trump White House by Stephanie Grisham got here out on October 5
‘Jared and Ivanka would by no means be manifested on Marine One as a result of all of the mil-aids, the physician, the chiefs of workers, all go on Marine One with them,’ she mentioned.
‘But in the event you have a look at the photos, Ivanka and Jared are watching Marine One land from the palace window.
‘There’s a protocol. The president and the first woman, regardless of whether or not they’re Donald Trump or George Bush who I additionally walked for, it is the president of the United States and the first woman comes off Marine One, they go down the path, review the troops, they greet the Queen.’
Providing uncommon perception into the personal meeting between the royals and the first household, Burch revealed that Trump and the Queen’s son Prince Charles obtained on particularly properly.
‘I used to be stunned at how relaxed and comfy the president and Prince Charles had been collectively,’ she mentioned.
‘In truth after they did the dinner at the ambassador’s residence, Charles got here early, he introduced his iPad and him and the president sat in the yellow room previous to dinner and Prince Charles was exhibiting him all of his inexperienced tasks and farm to desk tasks.
‘They had been laughing and speaking. It was a really relaxed environment.’
Burch mentioned that Trump and Melania’s tea with Charles and his spouse Camilla at their Clarence House residence was additionally upgraded to a extra intimate affair.
‘When the workers organized the tea with me they talked about having it in the formal greeting space downstairs,’ she mentioned.
‘But the day of, proper earlier than President Trump was resulting from arrive, Prince Charles’ workers got here to me and mentioned that they had determined that they needed to ask them upstairs to their personal residence for tea as an alternative.’
Burch added that there was no personal meeting from which to bar Jared or Ivanka in the first place. The couple are pictured with Prince Andrew throughout the 2019 go to
POTUS, his household and entourage landed at London Stansted Airport at 8.50am on Monday June 3, 2019 and arrived at Buckingham Palace at 12.10pm for a ceremonial welcome and luncheon. Trump is pictured with the Queen at the welcome luncheon
Burch famous that though she counts Grisham as a good friend, she felt she wanted to set the report straight to protect the picture of what she described as a ‘good, nice go to.’
‘I like Stephanie, I’ve no points with her and I’m mates with Stephanie. But that story isn’t true,’ she mentioned.
Pictures of the palace’s official program for the state go to obtained by DailyMail.com listing a full schedule of ceremonies and luncheons, however don’t embody any personal conferences between the president and Queen Elizabeth from which Jared and Ivanka may have been excluded.
POTUS, his household and entourage landed at London Stansted Airport at 8.50am on Monday June 3, 2019 and arrived at Buckingham Palace at 12.10pm for a ceremonial welcome and luncheon.
After visiting Westminster Abbey at 3.10pm, the president and first woman had been scheduled for ‘Tea with The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall [Charles and Camilla] at Clarence House’ at 4pm and the state banquet again at Buckingham Palace three and a half hours later.
The ‘American Suite’ of presidential aides included the US ambassador to the UK Robert Johnson IV and his spouse Suzanne, the treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House chief of workers John Mulvaney, nationwide safety advisor John Bolton, coverage advisor Stephen Miller, and Jared and Ivanka in their roles as advisors to the president.
Also included was Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Sanders, Stephanie Grisham and Daniel Scavino Jr.