It remains unclear if Donald Trump is going to try and run for office again in 2024, but it appears that some of his former administration have a plan to prevent that from happening.
Stephanie Grisham, former White House press secretary and chief of staff to the First Lady, told CNN in an interview on Thursday that she and about 15 other ex-Trump administration officials plan to meet and discuss how to “try and stop him."
"Next week, a group of former Trump staff are going to come together, administration officials are going to come together and we're going to talk about how we can formally do some things to try and stop him and also, the extremism, that that kind of violence, rhetoric that has been talked about and continues to divide our country," Grisham said on the CNN show "New Day."
She added that some of the officials were ranked higher than her, and that they plan to meet next week both in person and via Zoom.
Anthony Scaramucci, one of Trump's former communications directors, Miles Taylor, former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff, and Olivia Troye, former national security official, are all involved according to POLITICO.
“I just think that it will be important for people in this country who are still supporting him to hear from people who actually worked with him day in, day out, worked with a lot of people in his inner circle," Grisham said. "We’re not going to just talk about the former president. We’re going to talk about the people who are surrounding him still now and who they really are. You can still be proud of his policies, you can still be behind a lot of the America First policies that he implemented, which I am, but it doesn’t have to be him. It just doesn’t have to be this man who has caused such chaos and destruction in the country.”
On Wednesday, Grisham met with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attacks on the US Capitol building. She told reporters that she "answered every question they asked of me, and I will continue to cooperate with them."
Grisham was Melania Trump's chief of staff at the time of the riots, but resigned from her role immediately that day as a result of the insurrection. She confirmed that the committee was interested in knowing what happened inside the White House while the attacks were ongoing, and added that she shared some new information with them.
"There were a couple of things that they didn't know," Grisham said. "There were things that I was able to confirm. And I think there were things that I was able to kind of help put together like a puzzle."
Grisham added that she did not know who spoke with Trump to stop the riots, but knew Melania Trump did not speak with her husband.
"All I know about that day is he was in the dining room, gleefully watching on his TV, as he often did. 'Look at all of the people fighting for me,' hitting rewind, watching it again. That's what I know," Grisham said.