Stephanie Grisham, a White Home press secretary underneath former President Donald Trump, stated her ex-boss’ “chilling” Fact Social publish made her “nervous” and declared that it ought to make different Trump critics really feel equally on Friday.
Grisham, who additionally served as a chief of workers to former First Girl Melania Trump, weighed in after the previous president wrote “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!” on his social media platform.
“Well, I think it’s chilling. Legally, it doesn’t seem like it’s very smart. But how is that not intimidation? And, you know, what other people are going to take a message from that?” Grisham advised CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Friday.
“As we have seen and heard, people really believe that Donald Trump sent them to the Capitol and people really felt like hours later when he said to stop, they listened.”
Trump’s publish led to prosecutors calling for a protecting order from a federal decide overseeing the previous president’s 2020 election case late Friday. The order would prohibit what the previous president and his authorized group might confide in most people in regards to the case, the Related Press famous.
The court docket submitting from particular counsel Jack Smith’s workplace claims that if Trump began issuing public posts with particulars and grand jury transcripts, it might result in a “harmful chilling effect on witnesses or adversely affect the fair administration of justice in” the case.
Grisham went on to notice that the publish made her really feel nervous earlier than remarking on those that have spoken out towards Trump, as properly.
“Does someone have to get hurt before people take this kind of online intimidation seriously?” Grisham stated.
“The people, and I know he’s pointing out the prosecutors, but you know as somebody who gets death threats every other day, it makes me nervous. It should make anybody who’s ever spoken out against him nervous. And that’s a lot of people.”
A Trump spokesperson, in a press release obtained by Reuters, wrote that his publish “is the definition of political speech” and “was in response to the Rino, China-loving, dishonest special interest groups and super PAC’s.”