It’s pretty much guaranteed that no one will ever hear the end of the story about Donald Trump entering the demilitarized zone of North Korea since he’s the first United States president to have done so. Tweets bragging about the moment have already begun from Trump’s son, Eric, and Trump will be sure to issue plenty of them himself.
This is the moment White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham got into a scuffle with North Korean security guards who were blocking US journalists pic.twitter.com/WSBkdDw17g
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) June 30, 2019
What seemed most important to the Trump team while in North Korea was capturing the moment in the press. Video and photographic evidence are always needed in order to believe anything Trump says he did because he so often makes things up. When North Korean officials in charge of Kim Jong Un’s security blocked American reporters’ view of Trump and Kim, brand-new White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham began pushing and shoving them out of the way, getting into what reporters there described as “an all-out brawl.”
UK’s Independent reporters write that:
‘The jostling came as Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to enter North Korean soil – stepping over from the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to shake hands with the North Korean leader.
‘The fracas intensified as reporters tried to enter a room inside the Freedom House on the southern side of Panmunjom where Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un were meeting after exchanging initial handshakes on the border.’
New WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham got into a scuffle with the North Koreans to move members of the WH press pool into position to cover Trump and Kim, I’m told. Grisham was a bit bruised. Source called it “an all out brawl.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 30, 2019
Grisham reportedly suffered bruises as a result of the pushing and shoving, but Trump got his photo op. The Secret Service was forced to step into the fray, which could have sparked an international incident, but luckily the situation was kept under control. Going into dangerous territory and shoving North Korean officials is not the wisest choice, but none of Trump’s appointees seem all that capable of wise decisions.
‘North Korean guards tried to physically prevent members of the US press pool from entering the room, pushing and shoving, and the Secret Service stepped in to intervene.’
Apparently some of the Korean (North?) security team did not want the US press in the Kim/Trump meeting. New press secretary @StephGrisham45 was not having it, physically clearing the way for the WH press pool by elbowing and pushing aside a security guard.
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) June 30, 2019
Grisham has been a long-time member of the Trump team and is no stranger to dangerous behavior. She recently came under fire when vetting showed that she has a history of DUIs and is as cavalier about the law as she is the truth. In other words, she fits into the Trump administration perfectly.
‘Ms Grisham, Melania Trump’s spokesperson who had been with the president’s campaign team since 2015, could be seen later directing reporters outside the building in which the two world leaders met.’
#breaking A source on the scene with Trump and Kim tells @Acosta the new WH press Secretary Stephanie Grisham got into “an all out brawl” with North Korean officials hustling WH press pool members into the room with Trump and Kim for their meeting, and was bruised up. Tough job.
— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) June 30, 2019
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