Stephanie Grisham has backtracked on two major claims in just two days.
Hours after leveling serious charges against former Obama administration officials on Tuesday, she significantly dialed back her accusation.
"We came into the White House — I'll tell you something — every office was filled with Obama books, and we had notes left behind that said 'You will fail, you aren't going to make it,'" Grisham claimed in a radio interview. "In the press office, there was a big note taped to the door that said, 'You will fail.'"
Several former Obama staffers shared pictures on Tuesday of the nice notes they had left, and five senior officials present on the first day of the Trump administration reportedly said they never saw or heard of any notes like the ones Grisham mentioned.
By Tuesday evening, Grisham had shifted her story from "every office" to merely one office.
On Monday, Grisham released a memo from Trump's physician, now claiming that it was actually "a routine, planned interim checkup as part of the regular, primary preventative care he receives throughout the year." He noted that he is "planning on a more comprehensive examination after the New Year."
Trump's administration has had credibility problems from day one, when then-press secretary Sean Spicer falsely claimed that the inaugural crowd was the "largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period." As of last month, Trump himself has made at least 13,435 false or misleading claims since taking office, contradicting his 2016 campaign pledge to never lie to the American people.
Published with permission of The American Independent.