- Trump wore Stephanie Grisham’s makeup during a speech in Saudi Arabia in 2017, according to her new book.
- Grisham wrote that it “excited” her that Trump had his makeup on during this “important speech.”
- Grisham said Trump’s “orange” appearance was due to the makeup he wore every day.
Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham wrote in her new memoir that President Donald Trump wore his makeup during a major speech to the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, back in May 2017, where he could offer views to the dedication of the former reality TV star to maintain a certain “look”.
Grisham said Trump’s bodyguard, John McEntee, approached her prior to the speech and asked, “Do you have any face powder?” At the time, Grisham was First Lady Melania Trump’s press secretary and would later serve as the president’s press secretary and communications director. It was Trump’s first trip abroad as president.
“The president felt he looked ‘shiny’, and for some reason John did not have the usual arsenal of products with him,” Grisham wrote. “Many scientists who commented on Trump’s extremely tanned (or orange) appearance assumed there was a solarium in the White House. There was not, and I wanted to know. The president’s appearance was created with makeup that he put on his face every morning. , as if he were to appear in a television program. Which it was in a way. “
Grisham said she was not sure how she felt about the president using her makeup and thought it would be a “no-go for our germaphobe president”. But McEntee said “strangely” that it would be fine because “you look good,” Grisham wrote.
“I would not lie, it excited me that during one of his most important speeches until that time in the administration, the President of the United States wore my makeup,” Grisham continued in the book: “I will Ask your questions now: What I saw in Trump’s White House. “
Trump claimed in 2019 that his “orange” skin was the result of energy-efficient bulbs.
“The bulb,” Trump said at the time. “People said: what’s up with the light bulb? I said: here’s the story. And I looked at it. The bulb that we are forced to use! No. 1, for me, most importantly, the light is not good. I has always looked orange. And so do you! The light is the worst. ”