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Thu Mar 31, 2022, 04:54 PM Mar 2022

She Took the White House Photos. Trump Moved to Take the Profit. [View all]

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Keith Boykin
Official White House photographers since Reagan have published their own books.

But when Trump’s photographer, Shealah Craighead, tried to publish her book, Trump tried to get a cut of the money, asked her to hold off, and stole the pics for his own book.
Shealah Craighead served as President Donald J. Trump’s official White House photographer.
She Took the White House Photos. Trump Moved to Take the Profit.
The former chief White House photographer made plans to publish a book of Trump photos. The former president had other plans.
1:41 PM · Mar 31, 2022


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WASHINGTON — As President Donald J. Trump’s tenure came to an end, the chief White House photographer, who had traveled the world with him and spent countless hours inside the White House snapping pictures, notified Mr. Trump’s aides that she intended to publish a book collecting some of her most memorable images.

This was hardly a radical idea: Official photographers from every White House since President Ronald Reagan’s have published their own books. Barack Obama and George W. Bush were so supportive that they wrote forewords for them.

But like so much else involving Mr. Trump, the plan by his chief photographer, Shealah Craighead, did not follow this bipartisan norm.

First, aides to Mr. Trump asked her for a cut of her book advance payment, in exchange for his writing a foreword and helping promote the book, according to former associates of Mr. Trump.

Then Mr. Trump’s team asked Ms. Craighead to hold off on her book project to allow the former president to take Ms. Craighead’s photos and those of other White House staff photographers and publish his own book, which is now selling for as much as $230 a copy.


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Cheater and Chief. LakeArenal Mar 2022 #1
Trump is just a nickel and dime scumbag. Jim__ Mar 2022 #2
Yup, that's the definition of "grifter": a petty swindler (n/t) William Seger Mar 2022 #28
Perfect description Evolve Dammit Mar 2022 #42
Hey Shealah, welcome to the world of Trump's "fuck you". patphil Mar 2022 #3
Sounds like her first mistake was trusting TFG TheRealNorth Mar 2022 #4
Hopefully, she has some very unflattering pictures of trump. Meadowoak Mar 2022 #37
That would a good own.... TheRealNorth Apr 2022 #54
Everybody kicks up to the Don right? FalloutShelter Mar 2022 #5
+1 zero bottom, none Celerity Mar 2022 #10
basement to the bottom onethatcares Mar 2022 #29
More like the sewer TheRealNorth Apr 2022 #55
Scumbag. There will be book about his scandals, part of me hopes.. TreasonousBastard Mar 2022 #6
TFG will probably ask for a cut of the profits from this book as well. FuzzyRabbit Mar 2022 #31
The most dangerous place in the world to stand Buns_of_Fire Mar 2022 #7
Well, I for one wouldn't pay a dime for her book or... llmart Mar 2022 #8
+1 UpInArms Mar 2022 #44
I wonder if we will ever learn the total $$$ grift by Trump while in the WH? Irish_Dem Mar 2022 #9
Don't tell me - Chump made her sign an NDA FakeNoose Mar 2022 #11
Probably the most hilarious thing I heard Polly Hennessey Mar 2022 #12
Back in 2011 when he was the subject of a Comedy Central... TreasonousBastard Mar 2022 #38
One of the worse human beings to inhabit the earth. spanone Mar 2022 #13
☝️ Deuxcents Mar 2022 #20
14 million dead from C-19, a war in Ukraine, a stolen election, Ivanka walking w/$460 million, ... Botany Mar 2022 #23
He earned it. spanone Mar 2022 #26
No Trump in the White House in 2016 means no Putin attack on Ukraine Botany Mar 2022 #27
He'll never pay the price for the pandemic lies he told. spanone Mar 2022 #33
$640 million. tblue37 Apr 2022 #52
I disagree. Mr.Bill Mar 2022 #39
Well, there is that... spanone Mar 2022 #43
The Pro Abortion poster child drmeow Mar 2022 #49
I just knew he was ripping off the photographer. First thing I thought of when I saw the book Walleye Mar 2022 #14
A photographer OWNS their own images. There are copyright laws in play here. Ferrets are Cool Mar 2022 #15
Would not apply to an official photographer, I would think... Wounded Bear Mar 2022 #19
Not if they are hired to take photos. L. Coyote Mar 2022 #21
Unfortunately they're public domain. Nululu Mar 2022 #34
... Faux pas Mar 2022 #16
A Million Little Cheeseburgers n/t LiberatedUSA Mar 2022 #17
Her pics were staged bullshit anyway. He wouldn't let her take candid shots. SunSeeker Mar 2022 #18
Scum, pure unadulterated scum. There is not one good thing about him. Fla Dem Mar 2022 #22
Money can't buy class. wnylib Mar 2022 #24
Water is still wet. Jetheels Mar 2022 #25
I don't care who you are ... dchill Mar 2022 #30
LOL what a cheap SOB always looking to steal money from someone! Emile Mar 2022 #32
Republican "values" in action Achilleaze Mar 2022 #35
Pig bastard. (nt) Paladin Mar 2022 #36
Twitter reply: Rhiannon12866 Mar 2022 #40
I see "Shade II" coming out real soon. That's what I'd do, but then again... SKKY Mar 2022 #41
She should publish a book of the most humiliating pictures she has of the orange orangutan world wide wally Mar 2022 #45
He is such a sick grifter. AllyCat Mar 2022 #46
Fish gotta swim. Bird gotta fly. Trump gotta do the biggest dick move possibly imaginable. LaMouffette Mar 2022 #47
She should Rebl2 Mar 2022 #48
What's next? A booth at county fairs to sell his autograph?? NoMoreRepugs Mar 2022 #50
He's a disgusting sociopath ecstatic Apr 2022 #51
A petty thief, complete fraud, total liar RANDYWILDMAN Apr 2022 #53
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