Consider a stochastic matrix $P$, i.e. real, non-negative, square, rows sum to one. Consider $\Xi$ to be a diagonal matrix with a principal left eigenvector of $P$ on the main diagonal and zeros elsewhere (i.e. the stationary distribution if the chain is ergodic).
Prove that the matrix $\Xi^2 - P^\top \Xi^2 P$ is positive semidefinite.
Edit: It turns out that this is false.
I have verified this numerically (Edit: I had an error in my implementation) and failed to come up with a counterexample. Interestingly, it only holds for the principal eigenvector and is not necessarily true for the others.