Outgoing first lady Melania Trump took a minute to finally address the violent outbreak at the U.S. Capitol last week that her husband was largely responsible for. Somehow, Melania, much like her husband, made herself out to be a victim in all of this. The Be Besty first lady released a statement to say she’s the victim of “salacious gossip” and “unwarranted personal attacks.”
That’s right, even though five people died as rioters incited by Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol seeking lawmakers to lynch with a gallows erected outside the building, Melania Trump has identified herself as the victim. She did mention the COVID-19 pandemic, the disease her husband hasn’t properly addressed or even mentioned recently, even though it’s taken nearly three hundred and seventy-five thousand American lives.
After mentioning the five individuals who died during the attack, including Ashli Babbit, the Trumper who was shot while trying to break into the Capitol, she, of course, listed her grievances.
“I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week,” the statement reads. “I find it shameful that surrounding these tragic events there has been salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me – from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda. This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain.”
It’s not clear what Melania is talking about; however, the outgoing first lady’s former aide and friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, called her out following the violent insurrection.
“I don’t comprehend Melania’s silence and inactions, but pathetically, they are both expected,” she said.
This is the first time Melania has tweeted since the Pro-Trump riots rocked the country, leaving Americans in shock. She did seem to give Trump supporters praise for their “passion” then went on to denounce violence in her very weird statement.
“It is inspiring to see that so many have found a passion and enthusiasm in participating in an election, but we must not allow that passion to turn to violence,” she wrote. “Our path forward is to come together, find our commonalities, and be the kind and strong people that I know we are.”
Well, maybe, just maybe, she should have a word with her husband because it’s being reported that Trump supporters are planning their next attack.
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