Former Trump spokesperson Stephanie Grisham continued her book/rehabilitation tour this week by appearing as a co-host on The View.
During a conversation yesterday about Florida’s homophobic “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which is currently on its way to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk, Grisham mentioned that her teenage son recently came out as gay and that he once told her he was “ashamed” that she worked for Donald Trump.
“This one is personal to me,” she said during the roundtable discussion. “And you bring up a good point because of my former boss. I have a 14-year-old son who is gay, recently came out as gay. I have his permission to talk about this.”
She continued: “He didn’t want to tell his friends where I worked. He was ashamed of where I worked, rightfully so.”
— The Chat ? (@LiveOnTheChat) March 8, 2022
Grisham went on to say that the “Don’t Say Gay” bill is “making children feel different” and “creating a problem” where one didn’t previously exist.
While we can never have enough allies, something about Grisham’s sudden concern for LGBTQ youth feels as authentic as her pumped-up lips and wrinkle-free forehead. It’s almost like she’s playing the gay son card to try and excuse the fact that she worked for one of the most homophobic and transphobic administrations in modern presidential history.
Here’s what folx on Twitter are saying…
I will never feel anything but contempt for any adult who served the orange abortion. They should be ashamed. I hope Grisham’s son finds healthier, stronger adult role models soon. Stephanie Grisham: My Gay Teen Son Was ‘Ashamed’ I Worked for Trump and GOP https://t.co/snmKndryuw
— John Judy (@PapaJohnJudy) March 8, 2022
Dear Stephanie Grisham: I'm always willing to have human beings do better, but I am simply not here for your rehabilitation tour. It's too soon. #TheView
— LaurenBaratzLogsted (@LaurenBaratzL) March 8, 2022
— Kemu ?? (@kemu808) March 9, 2022
— Brian C. Bock (@BrianCBock) March 9, 2022
People like Stephanie Grisham, who knew how horrible Trump was behind the scenes, should have spoken up instead of saving it for a book.
Who else refuses to buy her book??
— Really American ?? (@ReallyAmerican1) March 9, 2022
This Week on #TheView
Stephanie Grisham: "My Son Came Out He is GAY."
The GOP: pic.twitter.com/eycgA9qA9r
— Neo Jane (@NeoJane8) March 9, 2022
Stephanie Grisham didn’t hold one press briefing while she was Press Secretary. Why are you helping her rehabilitate her image? She needs to answer that. #TheView
— MWhiteGenX (@MWhiteKnight11) March 8, 2022
Stephanie Grisham: I have a gay child and fully support him.
— Nicolette NuVogue (@NikkiNuVogue) March 9, 2022
Remember this BUG-EYED NUT? "Stephanie Grisham"-TRUMP gave her the opportunity of a lifetime. And she BLEW IT. She's BITTER, and boy, she wants revenge on Trump. AND she wants back in the SWAMP. Here she is EXPLOITING her son. She says he's 14, GAY, and a TRUMP HATER. WHO CARES! pic.twitter.com/VtOHBVvaPI
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) March 9, 2022
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.