New tell-all: White House aide known as 'Music Man' played show tunes to calm angry Trump

 President Donald Trump bows his head during a Easter blessing by Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., in the Oval Office of the White House on April 10, 2020 in Washington, DC.
President Donald Trump bows his head during a Easter blessing by Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., in the Oval Office of the White House on April 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Al Drago/Getty Images

A forthcoming book from a former White House staffer promises to reveal the inner workings of Donald Trump's West Wing, including an aide designated to play show tunes to pull the president back "from the brink of rage."

The allegation, along with several eye-opening revelations, is found in Stephanie Grisham's tell-all "I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House," due out Oct. 5.

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In a preview of the book appearing in The New York Times on Tuesday, Grisham writes about an "unnamed White House official known as the "Music Man" whose job it was to play Trump "his favorite show tunes, including 'Memory' from 'Cats'" whenever the president got angry. The unnamed official turned out to be Grisham's ex-boyfriend, Max Miller, currently mounting a campaign for Congress in Ohio's 16th District.

In another account, Grisham alleges "Trump once asked her then-boyfriend, a fellow Trump aide, if she was good in bed," as reported by The Washington Post. Other allegations include Trump asking Grisham to stage a media reenactment of his impeachment-triggering call with the Ukrainian president, the former president's sexist language toward women and Trump's anger over adult film star Stormy Daniels' unforgiving description of his anatomy.

Inspired by a highly-publicized trip to North Korea, Grisham accused Trump of asking her to research ways to permanently evict the press from the White House briefing room.

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham (L) listens to U.S. President Donald Trump talk to reporters before he boards Marine One and departing the White House November 08, 2019 in Washington, DC.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham (L) listens to U.S. President Donald Trump talk to reporters before he boards Marine One and departing the White House November 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Grisham, who also served as First Lady Melania Trump's chief of staff and press secretary, writes the first lady "grew more disengaged over time" and didn't believe her husband's denials in the face of multiple allegations of infidelity and rape.

Grisham resigned following the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6.

The book's publisher, HarperCollins, describes it as the "most intimate portrait of the Trump White House yet."