Stephanie Grisham’s Abrupt Departure Sends Shockwaves, Begs the Question: ‘How Can You Leave a Job You Never Did?’
Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham found herself the center of a news cycle Tuesday morning after her departure from that post was announced, with former Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany set to be her replacement.
The news was the focus of wary critics on Twitter asking what the White House flack actually did while holding the post.
“How do you leave a job you never did?” CNN commentator Keith Boykin wrote.
Grisham, who never held a single press conference during her tenure as press secretary, was blasted on social media amid news of her departure:
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) April 7, 2020
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham: Twice as many DUIs as press briefings. Quite a legacy.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) April 7, 2020
Stephanie Grisham is quitting a job she never performed.
— Windsor Mann (@WindsorMann) April 7, 2020
How do you leave a job you never did?https://t.co/AB3N1uepFG
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 7, 2020
Where at Fox “news” will she “work?” https://t.co/SIRTREpK1I
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 7, 2020
Stephanie Grisham got paid by taxpayers to do softball interviews on Fox News. https://t.co/kVn9gEf36b
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 7, 2020
— Jill Wine-Banks (@JillWineBanks) April 7, 2020
And so Stephanie Grisham becomes a Jeopardy question: She was the White House Press Secretary but never held a press briefing.
— Ruth Marcus (@RuthMarcus) April 7, 2020
stephanie grisham’s tenure as press secretary, in gif format pic.twitter.com/ZJMaFpiNqW
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 7, 2020
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 7, 2020
Who’s Stephanie Grisham?
Never heard of her. 🤓
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) April 7, 2020
The Daily Beast’s Lachlan Markay did point out, amidst the critical tweets, Grisham did toss her body in between North Korean security forces to let the U.S. press pool into a Trump and Kim Jong Un meeting:
The time Stephanie Grisham literally shoved aside North Korean security forces in order to get the US press pool into a Trump-Kim event in the DMZ pic.twitter.com/EU1KNu23e7
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) April 7, 2020
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