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US NewsNew White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out

15:20  30 june  2019
15:20  30 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Donald Trump Becomes First Sitting American President to Step Into North Korea—a Win for Kim Jong Un

Donald Trump Becomes First Sitting American President to Step Into North Korea—a Win for Kim Jong Un SEOUL—Kim Jong Un would have to be declared the easy winner Sunday from his third meeting with President Donald Trump, this one in the dramatic setting of the heavily fortified demilitarized zone that is the border between North and South Korea. 

New White House press secretary in extraordinary ' brawl ' with Kim Jong Un ' s minders Stephanie Grisham, 42, came out of meeting with bruises following scuffle between reporters and security. North Korean guards tried to physically prevent members of the US press pool from entering the

The incoming White House press secretary became embroiled in a scuffle with North Korean officials during a brawl between reporters and the country’ s The fracas intensified as reporters tried to enter a room inside the Freedom House on the southern side of Panmunjom where Mr Trump and

New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Daily Mail Incoming White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was in an 'all out brawl' with North Koreans during the meeting President Trump and Kim Jong Un as she tried to get the US press pool into position

Incoming White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was in an 'all out brawl' with North Koreans ahead of the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un as she tried to get the US press pool into position.

Grisham, who officially starts on Monday, joined the President on his trip to the G20 summit in Japan - and was with him for his historic walk from the DMZ into North Korean territory on Sunday.

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Washington: The new White House press secretary , Stephanie Grisham, got into a scuffle with North Korean officials on Sunday during a chaotic Trump shook hands with Kim on Sunday and took 20 steps into North Korea, making history as the first sitting US leader to set foot in the hermit kingdom.

The new White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham came off worse for wear in a scuffle with He met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone (DMZ), and the two leaders held a Trump thanked Kim once again for meeting and added, "When I put out the social media

But she has reportedly come out of the meeting with bruises after a scuffle between reporters and security guards from the secretive state as they tried to block the press.

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Trump just scored his biggest live show in NK (Washington Post)

The DMZ - a Cold War relic still in use today (AP)

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New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited She reportedly came out of the meeting with bruises after a scuffle between reporters and security guards from the secretive state as they tried to block the press

The jostling grew especially intense as reporters tried to enter a room inside Freedom House on the southern side of Panmunjom, where Trump and Kim were meeting after exchanging initial handshakes on the border.

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President Trump ' s new press secretary Stephanie Grisham found herself in the middle of a scuffle between North Korean security guards and American CNN' s Jim Acosta, who was in the room, tweeted: New WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham got into a scuffle with the North Koreans to

The new press secretary was reportedly pushing back against the guards, trying to help members This is the moment White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham got into a scuffle with North Don’t get hung up on the reporter . A source on the scene said Grisham got in “an all out brawl ” with

North Korean guards tried to physically prevent members of the US press pool from entering the room, pushing and shoving - and the Secret Service stepped in to intervene.

Sources said the press secretary was involved in an 'all out brawl', according to CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The jostling grew especially intense as reporters tried to enter a room inside the Freedom House on the southern side of Panmunjom where Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un were meeting after exchanging initial handshakes on the border But Grisham appeared to be okay, ignoring the brawl in a tweet on Sunday: 'Unbelievable to watch our @potus @realdonaldtrump work so hard on behalf of this country over the past few days (and always!) History was made today - honored to witness it.'

Grisham, 42, served as Trump's travelling press aide during his presidential campaign and was press secretary to first lady Melania Trump.

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“ New WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham got into a scuffle with the North Koreans to move members of the WH Source called it ‘an all out brawl .'” Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg had a picture to share of the scuffle , saying Grisham apparently prevailed, as she opened a path for US reporters .

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New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ms Grisham, 42, served as Trump's travelling press aide during his presidential campaign and press secretary to first lady Melania Trump

She was announced as the new White House press secretary on Tuesday, following the departure of Sarah Sanders, who had strained relations with the press and left office on Friday.

It came after President Trump took the historic walk from the DMZ into North Korean territory in order to embark on a meeting with Korean dictator Kim Jong-un today.

The pair greeted each other with a handshake and President Trump was hailed as 'courageous' by the North Korean leader.

New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited President Trump was stood waiting for Kim Jong Un ahead of their meeting today, Jong Un was seen marching towards Mr Trump

Trump praised the 'power' of Kim's voice – then criticised predecessor and faulted the media for down-playing his achievements.

Kim told Trump through a translator after smiling during their initial handshake: 'This has a lot of significance because it means that we want to bring an end to the unpleasant past and try to create a new future, so it's a very courageous and determined act.' New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom

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Newly appointed White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was reportedly bruised in a scuffle with North Korean guards as President Trump met with North Korean leader To add to madcap day at DMZ, the North Korean security was a little overzealous, at times trying to block US reporters ’ view.

New White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was bruised Sunday in a scuffle between Before the tussle, press outside the building had been told they would not be let in. But then a U . S “The North Korean security was a little overzealous, at times trying to block US reporters ’ view

He added: 'You're the first US president to cross this line.'

During the key moment – filmed and photographed from both directions – Trump slowly approached the concrete barrier, as Kim strode toward him, arms moving.

New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump shake hands during a meeting on the south side of the Military Demarcation Line

The two leaders shook hands at 3.45pm local time above the low concrete barrier that marks the line of demarcation.

'Good to see you again,' Kim said,' after they met during a summit in Hanoi that ended without agreement. 'I never expected to meet you at this place.'

Trump confirmed he has invited the North Korean leader to visit the US, although with statements that were conflicting. New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited She is set to succeed Sarah Sanders, who had strained relations with the press and left office on Friday

He said the visit would happen 'at the right time,' but also said it could occur 'any time' Kim wanted.

First Lady Melania was the first to announce Grisham's appointment. New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Grisham was seated next to trade advisor Peter Navarro during Trump's meeting with the Indian prime minister

In a tweet on Tuesday, she wrote: 'She has been with us since 2015 - @potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country.

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'Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse.'

New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited First Lady Melania announced Grisham's appointment in a tweet, in a rare moment where she upstaged her husband

The president said later in the Oval Office that Grisham is 'very talented' and beloved by the first lady and her colleagues.

He claimed everyone he asked, including the competition, said Grisham is the best person for the job.

'Done a fantastic job. The first lady loves her. I think she's been, you know, just incredible. She's very talented,' he said.

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New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out
New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out

Trump said less than 24 hours beforehand that he was considering four or five different candidates to replace Sanders.

'Replacing Sarah is not going to be easy,' the president told The Hill during an Oval Office interview, 'a lot of people want the job. We have four or five people that really want it, very good people, very good names.'

The president described Sanders as 'irreplaceable,' and joked that he would eventually 'move on' from her during the Monday discussion.

New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Grisham succeeded Sarah Sanders (pictured) as White House press secretary and will officially start in the role on Monday

'Sarah has done a fantastic job, she'll be governor. She won't talk to us anymore,' he said.

At the time, he did not name potential replacements, but Grisham was assumed to be a frontrunner alongside Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley.

Trump claimed on Tuesday in the Oval, with Gidley at his side, that his top deputy recommended Grisham for the job that he had also indicated he wanted. New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

'So I offered her the job this morning and she accepted. And the first lady is very happy for her. It's a big job. It's a big job. New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Sanders spoke from the podium June 13 during a White House event the same day Trump announced she would be departing, and gave a tearful goodbye. She left her position on Friday

'But we think Stephanie is going to do a fantastic job. And Hogan is going to be with her. Hogan is one of the people that recommended her,' the president said.

Putting Gidley on the spot, he said, 'Here's Hogan. He recommended her very strongly. I said, 'Hogan who do you think?' He said, 'Stephanie Grisham.''

New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

Trump announced on Twitter on June 13 that Sanders would be leaving her post at the end of June, and that same day she took the podium during a White House event to give a teary-eyed goodbye.

She thanked the president for the opportunity to serve as his spokeswoman for the last two years, and Trump kissed her on the cheek and then they embraced.

Sanders has served in the Trump White House since his inauguration, and previously was a top deputy in the press office. New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited She also spoke to a crowd of over 20,000 Trump supporters during the president's launch rally of his 2020 campaign in Orlando, Florida on June 18

'She's done an incredible job. We've been through a lot together. She's tough and she's good,' Trump gushed in remarks before she took the podium to speak, adding that she is a 'warrior.'

He gave a similar tribute to Sanders at an Orlando campaign rally, where she took the mic to praise her boss.

One person familiar with the process told DailyMail.com in the following days that that Grisham or Gidley was likely to get Sanders' large West Wing office and her old job.

'Whomever he decides to go with, it's a very public face and gives voice to the administration and to the public,' the person said.

The source said it is up to the chief of staff and the White House press secretary with 'so much action' taking place in the West Wing to act as the president's gatekeeper and help determine 'what comes in and stay outs.'

Among the qualities Trump was said to be considering was the 'personal connection' between himself and the person expected to disseminate his message.

'They know my voice, and they're going to know what I want to say and how to say it,' the person said of the process.

That he settled on Grisham was no surprise to former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who told DailyMail.com, 'She's a great pick.

New White House press secretary joins 'all out brawl' with Kim Jong Un's minders as scuffle breaks between US reporters trying to get into historic Trump meeting and the dictators' henchmen trying to keep them out © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited That he settled on Grisham was no surprise to former White House press secretary Sean Spicer (pictured), who told DailyMail.com, 'She's a great pick'

'She has both the respect of the president and first lady as well as a deep understanding of the needs of White House reporters gained through her time in the campaign, transition and first two plus years of this White House.'

Trump cited those same qualities in an Oval Office appearance as he commented for the first time on Grisham's promotion.

He said: 'And I asked so many people, who do you like? A lot of people wanted the job, a lot of people wanted to do it. And I’d as people, who do you like? And so many people said Stephanie.

'And, she’s here, she know everybody. She actually gets along with the media very well, as you know. A lot of folks in the media like her very much.'

Grisham was a spokesman for the president in 2016.

She was briefly a deputy press secretary in the West Wing, where she had a first floor office, before taking the job as the fist lady's top communications aide shortly after Trump took office.

That put her in the East Wing and out of reporters' reach.

But she was known for having positive relationships with reporters and as a zealous defender of the president's wife.

Grisham said it was 'sad' when women who co-host 'The View' suggested the first lady does not want to spend time with her husband.

She said at the time: 'I've always found it sad that a group of women spend so much time attacking another woman, whose only goal is to help children.'

And she swatted back at Vogue editor Anna Wintour, when she indicated that she would not want the first lady on the cover of Vogue.

'She's been there, done that long before she was first lady,' Melania's spokesman said.

Prior to joining the Trumps, she worked in Arizona politics, most recently in the state legislature, as the spokeswoman for the then-speaker of the Arizona House.

She has two children, one of whom is still in grade school and lives with her in Washington.

She described herself in a Fox 10 interview early in the administration as single mother.

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