- When First Lady Melania Trump discovered that she would not attend the swearing-in of President-elect Biden, her husband was on Twitter, CNN reported on Thursday.
- Before the president tweeted on January 8, the first lady was not sure if he would go against tradition and refused to participate, which symbolized a transfer of power that disrupted the peace.
- The first lady remained largely silent on her husband’s campaign to overthrow the results of the 2020 election, but it seems that after her husband’s disappearance, she called for “fair elections” to support her efforts.
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First lady Melania Trump found out that she would not be on the way to the swearing-in of President-elect Biden. The rest of us did the same: through her husband’s Twitter account.
A senior White House staff member told CNN on Thursday that the first lady is not sure whether the president will go against tradition and refuse to attend the inauguration, which symbolizes a transfer of power that undermines the peace. She found herself and her husband reluctant to participate when they posted a tweet on January 8.
The White House staff told CNN: “This is not the first time she understands what he is doing, because he tweeted before telling her.”
The first lady remained largely silent on her husband’s months-long campaign to overthrow the 2020 election results, although she seemed to support her husband’s efforts to call for “fair elections” after her husband disappeared.
“The American people deserve a fair election,” she tweeted the news media the day after announcing Biden’s election as president. “All legal, not illegal, votes should be counted. We must protect our democracy in a completely transparent way.”
But even though the president struggles to stay in the White House, the first lady is still preparing for life in Washington, DC in the past two months. She has been packing her luggage, storing things, and then transporting the family’s belongings to the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and arranging for her son Barron to attend school in Florida.
After staying silent for five days after the pro-Trump riot on January 6, the first lady issued a statement on Monday expressing sympathy for the death of the mob and police, and accusing critics of spreading “obscene gossip” about her.
She said: “Around these tragic events, I found shameful rumors, unprovoked personal attacks, and false and misleading accusations against me. These people are people who want to be related to them and have an agenda.”