‘Pathetic!’ Steve Scalise Claps Back At ‘False’ Claim Made About First Lady Melania Trump by Her Former Press Secretary, Stephanie Grisham

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise railed at Stephanie Grisham, former first lady Melania Trump’s press secretary, over a claim she made in a salacious new ‘tell-all’ book about her time in the Trump administration.

In her book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” Grisham describes a time when Scalise and his wife made an impromptu visit to the White House after he was shot and nearly killed by a left-wing assassin during a congressional softball practice near the nation’s capital in June 2017.

Grisham “wrote that staff asked Mrs. Trump if she wanted to visit the Scalises, gathered in the Blue Room,” the Daily Mail reported.

“No, I already said hello,” the then-first lady reportedly said, according to Grisham.

“Grisham said that Trump’s response had become an inside joke among staff. ‘Whenever the first lady said no to something, we would say to each other, ‘Well, she already said hello!'” Grisham wrote.

But Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, said that isn’t at all what happened.

“This is how the fake news media machine against President Trump and @MELANIATRUMP works,” Scalise wrote on Twitter in response. “This never happened. My family went to visit the White House while I was still in the hospital and were graciously given a tour by President and Mrs. Trump.

He also included photos of his family with the first lady.

“This is another pathetic attempt by a disgraced former staffer to tell lies in order to sell books,” Scalise continued.

“If her publisher or a single outlet covering this story had done any fact checking, they would’ve learned it was fake. But they didn’t because it fits their fake narrative

“The fact they need to stoop so low to make up verifiably false stories about a shooting victim and his family to paint a false picture of the Trumps tells you everything you need to know about their credibility,” he added.

Grisham tried to push back on Scalise.

“Hi sir. All due respect, this isn’t the visit I write about in my book, as you were still in the hospital,” she said. “I would never take advantage of the tragedy that befell you, but nevertheless, understand your need to defend the Trumps at all costs.”

Scalise responded that neither he nor his family ever made any other unscheduled visits to the White House.

“Really? What’s the date? I never went for an unscheduled visit with my family after I left the hospital,” he said.