Former First Lady Melania Trump.

A former aide to Melania Trump alleges the former first lady slept through most of election night 2020.
In a forthcoming memoir, Stephanie Grisham claims Trump had to be awakened ahead of her husband’s speech.
The former first lady has denounced the book, which is set to be released in October.

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With promises of White House secrets exposed, a new bombshell memoir from former first lady Melania Trump’s once-top aide has already sparked interest and condemnation from the Trump crowd, even ahead of its October release.

But amid details of the first lady’s behavior during the January 6 Capitol attack, and literary comparisons to a “doomed French queen,” lies a less flashy, more soporific revelation about Mrs. Trump.

The former first lady reportedly slept through most of election night 2020 as her husband battled President Joe Biden in what would become a days-long vote tally.

According to CNN’s Brianna Keilar, who reviewed Grisham’s book, Mrs. Trump had to be awakened ahead of her husband’s late-night, non-concession speech, in which he falsely claimed to have won the election before many states had finished counting votes.

During her tenure as first lady, Trump took a more hands-off approach to the symbolic position than past spouses. Since vacating the White House, several reports have suggested she is not interested in reclaiming her title as first lady, despite her husband’s possible 2024 ambitions.

“Not unlike 2016, Melania Trump has no intention really of joining the campaign,” CNN’s Kate Bennett said earlier this month. “I’ve spoken to people who said that she’s not even really interested in being in the White House again, going through being first lady again.”

But a Monday Politico report …read more

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