WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump made her first comment on the atrocities at the Capitol on Monday, when pro-Trump mobs attacked the building.
She posted a lengthy written statement on the White House website and shared it on her Twitter account. She said that she paid tribute to the six people (including two Capitol police officers) who lost their lives after the attack.
“I am disappointed and frustrated with what happened last week. I am shameful that these tragic events have been surrounded by vile gossip, unprovoked personal attacks and false and misleading accusations against me. These people come from those hopes. People who are closely related to themselves and have an agenda,” she said. “This time it is just to heal our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain.”
Melania Trump said, “I absolutely condemn the violence that took place on the Capitol,” and said that she urged people to “never make assumptions based on the skin color of people, nor use different political ideologies as aggression. And vicious foundation.”
The first lady urged people to focus on uniting Americans and not on the causes of division.
She continued: “It is encouraging to see so many people showing enthusiasm and enthusiasm in the election, but we must not allow this enthusiasm to turn to violence.”
She did not mention anyone who incited violence last Wednesday. Some accusations include President Donald Trump and some Republican lawmakers, who encouraged pro-Trump supporters to “fight” in the Capitol because lawmakers tried to count the electoral college votes to cement Biden’s victory.
The first lady has not said that with the help of the Trump cabinet, he asked Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the “25th Amendment” to remove Trump from office or the possibility of a second House Democrat Impeach his plan every time.
She said that being the first lady has always been the honor of my life. Trump’s last day in the office, unless he deletes or resigns, is the inauguration day of January 20, when President-elect Biden takes the oath of office.