- According to CNN, the Trump supporter riot broke into the US Capitol on Wednesday, and the first lady Melania Trump focused on completing her coffee table photo project .
- A source in the White House told the news media that Melania, who has not yet commented on the incident, “checked out” mentally and did not want to “intervene” anymore.
- Since the violence this week, the first lady and Trump’s adult children have been avoiding the spotlight.
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According to a CNN report, as images of violent mobs breaking into the U.S. Capitol consumed the airwaves, first lady Melania Trump focused on finishing the filming at the White House.
According to reports, the first lady is writing a book about the coffee table of decorative items restored in the president’s residence, and is overseeing the shooting of the project, as the violence unfolded only two miles away.
A person familiar with the matter told CNN: “The administrative building and east wing are taking pictures of carpets and other objects.”
However, as news broke that Trump supporters were rushing into the Capitol, it was reported that Melania and the Chief Consul of the White House Timothy Harleth were just focusing on getting the job done.
When the aides asked her if she wanted to make a statement demanding peace and calm, the first lady chose not to speak and remained silent.
Another source in the White House told CNN that this is because she has “checked out” psychologically and “there is no more psychologically or emotionally involved place.”
Melania has now planned to leave the White House for a few weeks, after a well-informed person told CNN that “she just wants to go home”.
Since the Trump supporters’ riots besieged the US Capitol on Wednesday, the first lady has avoided being the center of attention.
To prevent the electoral college from counting mob votes is to confirm that President-elect Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Although the legislators had to be evacuated to safety due to mobs breaking into the Senate, voting was still taking place hours later.
In the evening, Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s chief of staff, resigned.
Grisham told ABC News: “It is an honor to serve this country at the White House. I am proud to be a part of Mrs. Trump’s mission to help children around the world, and proud of the many achievements of the government. “
White House Social Secretary Anna Cristina “Ricci” Nista (Nickta) also resigned on Wednesday. Both Grisham and Niceta are the longest-serving Trump administration officials.