That is a lie.

Courtesy of NBC News

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed on Tuesday that departing former aides to President Barack Obama left notes saying “you will fail” and “you aren’t going to make it” for the incoming staff of Donald Trump.

Former Obama aides quickly denied Grisham’s claim, reacting to a tweet from a CNN reporter that Grisham had said during an earlier radio interview, “Every office was filled with Obama books and we had notes left behind that said ‘you will fail,’ ‘you aren’t going to make it.'”

“This is another bald faced lie,” Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice wrote on Twitter.

“This is an outrageous lie,” former senior director of the National Security Council Jon Wolfsthal tweeted. “I know. I handed over the nuclear office at the (National Security Council). Shameless and disgusting.”

One senior Obama aide who once held Grisham’s job wrote to his successor that he was rooting for him, according to a photograph obtained by NBC News. Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest left a note for Sean Spicer, Trump’s first press secretary, telling him that his selection by Trump for the role was “a credit to your skills and work ethic.”

“And, because your work is essential to the success of our democracy, it is not hard for me to set aside my political views, and genuinely root for you to success in this role,” Earnest wrote.

What an ugly, and despicable lie to tell. 

Does this nasty bitch really expect us to believe that Donald Trump has kept this secret for three years? 

Because we all know there is no way he could do that. 

This is the thing about Donald Trump.

It is not only that he is a habitual liar, but that he also inspires, and may even require, that the people around him lie as well. 

This is why we simply cannot give any credibility to ANYTHING that comes out of this White House. 

Update: Grisham has now partially walked these allegations back. 

Courtesy of The Guardian:

After the backlash Grisham walked back from her initial remarks. She issued a statement saying the controversy was “silly” but did not expand on why she had made the claims.

“[I] certainly wasn’t implying every office had that issue,” Grisham said.

“I was talking specifically (and honestly) about our experience in the lower press office – nowhere else. I don’t know why everyone is so sensitive!”

That, by the way, is also a lie.