Following President Trump’s meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the newly designated White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, was seen brawling with the North Korean security guards.
Being a member of Donald Trump’s presidential transition team and also serving as a spokesperson for first lady Melania Trump, 42-year-old Grisham replaced Sarah Sanders on Friday, becoming the 30th press secretary for the White House.
With Trump’s visit to the DMZ, the US reporters indulged in an argument with the North Korean security guards for covering the breaking news. This led to a huge commotion as the guards tried to shove the reporters away from the Inter-Korean House of Freedom.
The footage of the chaos demonstrated that Stephanie Grisham got injured during the tussle, as she tried to make her way into the crowd. She was heard shouting, “Let go of me!” With the worsening tussles, the Secret Service finally intervened to let the members of the US press pool enter the room.
Trump is the first US president to have visited the Demilitarized Zone between North Korea and South Korea. The event is now considered a historical and proud moment for the Americans, including Trump’s supporters. The government officials believe that with this visit the US president would become successful in bringing negotiations to end North Korea’s nuclear programs that have largely been a huge threat to many nations.
The shaking of hands between the leaders was seen as a sign of settlement for old controversies. While the opposition leaders criticized his visit, calling it a mere photo opportunity, Trump called his stepping into North Korea as a moment of great honor, indicating towards resuming of de-nuclearization talks.
Following the campaigning of the 2020 presidential elections in the country, Trump’s actions have become an area of huge concern for the Democratic leaders, who somehow remain unconvinced by him. Grisham’s replacing of Sarah Sanders and her way of reacting towards the crowd during North Korean visit has grabbed media attention.
Since the incident, the reporters have become sarcastic about Stephanie Grisham saying that she threw herself to get a US television camera into the meeting “and it came to body blows”. However, many have favored her for her brave efforts in fighting for freedom of press by pushing the North Korean Security guards and letting the US press enter the Freedom House.
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