Despite his endless bragging and bravado, former President Donald Trump is an incredibly insecure and childish man, according to a new book from Stephanie Grisham, who served as White House press secretary and chief of staff for former First Lady Melania Trump.

The book, I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House, will be released on Oct. 5, but  The Washington Post has seen an advance copy and reports that Grisham pretended he was tough on Russian President Vladimir Putin in public, but kowtowed to the Russian leader in private.

And there were other “private” matters that Trump was eager to talk about with staffers, especially when his manhood was called into question by adult film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with the Donald and wasn’t the least bit impressed with what he had below his waist. He also asked about the private lives of his staffers, including the most intimate details of what they did behind closed doors:

Grisham alleges that Trump became obsessed with a young, female press aide who isn’t named in the book. The president constantly asked where the aide was during press events, Grisham wrote, and allegedly once requested that she be brought to his cabin on Air Force One so he could “look at her [behind].”

Trump behaved inappropriately with Grisham, too, she wrote — once calling her from Air Force One to assure her that his penis was not small or toadstool-shaped, as the porn star Stormy Daniels had alleged in an interview.

Grisham wrote that Trump once asked her then-boyfriend, a fellow Trump aide, if she was good in bed.

While there is no verification of Grisham’s allegations, is it really difficult to believe that a man as obsessed with his looks and image as Donald Trump would have such a discussion with his aides?

It was the affair with Daniels that also led Melania to lash out at her husband, Grisham claims:

The airing of Trump’s alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels is what “unleashed” Melania Trump to start publicly contradicting or ignoring her husband — trying to embarrass him as he had embarrassed her. She walked into his first State of the Union address arm-in-arm with a handsome military aide Grisham had hand-selected because, Melania said, the floors of the Capitol were too slippery.

“I laughed to myself because I’d seen the woman navigate dirt roads in her heels,” Grisham writes.

And when Grisham drafted a tweet for Melania requesting privacy, saying she was concentrating on being a mother, wife and first lady, she had Grisham remove the word “wife.”

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