Melania Trump condemned the violence her husband’s supporters on Capitol Hill had perpetrated in their first statement since the siege – but not before whipping their critics for “gossip”.
First lady Melania Trump made its first statement on the vicious attack on Capitol Hill by her husband the president Donald TrumpTrump’s supporters posted a long letter on the White House website on January 6th attacking critics for “violent gossip” and then condemning the violence. “I am disappointed and discouraged by what happened last week,” the first lady wrote in her meandering statement.
“I find it shameful that in connection with these tragic events there has been violent gossip, unjustified personal attacks and false misleading allegations against me – from people who want to be relevant and have an agenda,” wrote Trump. “This time it’s all about healing our country and its people. It should not be used for personal gain. “
Before addressing the January 6 riot, in which a crowd of local terrorists marched from a MAGA rally to the Capitol on the orders of the President, Trump lamented the deaths of four rioters, including Ashli Babbit, the Air Force veteran who led the riot and was shot dead by the Capitol Police. Trump also said her “heart goes out” to the two Capitol Police officers who died. “I pray for the comfort and strength of their families during this difficult time,” she wrote of all parties.
“Our nation needs to heal in a civil way. Make no mistake, I absolutely condemn the violence that has taken place on our nation’s Capitol. Violence is never acceptable, “said Trump. During the riot, Trump was reportedly busy with a photoshoot at the White House, according to CNN. “Photos of carpets and other items were taken in the Executive Residence and the east wing,” a source told the outlet.
Meanwhile, during a joint congressional session, her husband’s supporters and the vice president broke barriers in the Capitol Mike Pence, were to count within the electoral votes to confirm Joe Biden as elected president. They waved Confederate flags and wore red MAGA hats, smashed windows, searched the offices of members of Congress, and penetrated the Senate and House chambers during the siege. Over 120 people were arrested or identified as involved in the uprising.
After the riot, which President Trump refused to condemn – even when he insulted the domestic terrorists by telling them they were “very special” and that he “loved” them in a video address – some administrative officials resigned in disgust. This list includes two of the First Lady’s best aides, the Chief of Staff Stephanie Grisham and Anna Cristina “Rickie” Niceta, White House Social Secretary.
In the five days between the siege and the First Lady’s statement, President Trump was permanently banned from Twitter and other social media platforms for inciting violence online. The House of Representatives is now calling on Pence to remove Trump from office by invoking the 25th amendment. He shouldn’t, Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed to move forward with a second impeachment. Biden’s inauguration is only nine days away.