The Daily Mail reported Wednesday that according to excerpts from former Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham’s upcoming book, I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in The White House, the former First Lady was asleep for a large part of election night.
Melania was reportedly awoken around 2:30 in the morning so she could join then-President Trump for a press conference, where he declared a premature victory and spouted conspiracy theories like election fraud.
“I knocked a few times, quietly at first but louder at each attempt,” Grisham writes in the excerpts from her upcoming book. “I finally opened the bedroom door only to find that Melania Trump was sound asleep.”
Grisham also reportedly says how she and Melania were at Trumps’ Mar-a-Lago residence the night before, staying up late to prepare for election night then waking up early so they could vote in Florida before ultimately flying back to Washington. D.C.
Although Grisham reportedly acknowledges how much Melania appreciates her sleep and tries to give her the benefit of the doubt regarding the situation, she was slightly surprised about the whole thing.
“But still, I couldn’t imagine being asleep at a time like that,” Grisham writes in the book regarding finding Melania sound asleep.
This new bombshell claim by former Press Secretary and Chief of Staff Stephanie Grisham comes only a couple of days after Radar reported that Melania refused to condemn the January 6th riot on the U.S. Capitol.
Besides writing about Melania sleeping through election night 2020, Grisham also wrote that Melania bluntly said she did not want to make a statement denouncing the violence at the Capitol.
“Do you want to tweet that peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no place for lawlessness and violence?” Grisham claims she asked the then First Lady on the day of the riots.
“No,” Melania reportedly replied to Grisham a minute later.
So far, these are the only two bombshell stories offered by Grisham’s upcoming book, but reports say I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in The White House is packed with other information and revelations that no one besides Grisham knew about — until now.