Melania Trump was nicknamed 'Rapunzel' by the secret service because she rarely left the White House, book says

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Former first lady Melania Trump was compared to fairy tale character Rapunzel. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
  • Former first lady Melania Trump was reportedly nicknamed "Rapunzel" by the secret service.

  • She got this moniker because she rarely left the White House, according to a new book.

  • Stephanie Grisham says that secret service agents requested to be on Melania's detail to get more time with their families.

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Former first lady Melania Trump was nicknamed "Rapunzel" by the secret service because she rarely left "her tower, aka the White House residence," according to an excerpt from a new book by her former chief of staff.

Stephanie Grisham claims in her forthcoming memoir "I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House" that Melania mostly stayed in the executive mansion, with her parents, or with her son Barron.

Grisham also claims that Melania spent a lot of time working on photo albums. According to an excerpt of the book, which is set to be released on October 5, Grisham said the photo albums were one of Melania's "two children."

The Independent reported that the former first lady was dedicated to getting the perfect shots for these albums. Grisham claims that she once spent two hours recreating a ribbon-cutting ceremony to get a satisfactory snap and that, during the Capitol riot, Melania was busy capturing photos of a rug,

Per the book, secret service agents looked forward to working with the former first lady and requested to be on her detail to give them more time with their families.

The explosive book includes other vignettes about Melania's marriage to former President Donald Trump. She reportedly showed up on the arm of a "handsome military aide" after the Stormy Daniels allegations broke to get under her husband's skin, Insider's Grace Panetta reported.

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