Office Of Melania Trump Seemingly Responds To Recent Criticism Of The Former First Lady Regarding Jan. 6th

Yeah, that's not a good defense, girl.

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Earlier today, we reported from Politico’s Playbook that a former top aide, Stephanie Grisham,  is about to dish out some dirt on former first lady Melania Trump and Donald in a new book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in The Trump White House,” set to be released early next month. The former first lady’s chief of staff revealed that at 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 6, soon after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, Grisham texted Melania Trump to ask if she would like to respond on Twitter, to say that there “is no place for lawlessness and violence.” Mel texted back with a one-word answer, saying, “No.”

Melania seemingly defended herself by her office retweeting an article by the right-wing site, The Federalist. Now, keep in mind that the former first lady didn’t respond to the mob of Trump supporters that tried to stop the peaceful transition of power, and some of them wanted to kill Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi — until five days later.

On Jan. 11, Melania Trump broke her silence to say that “violence is never acceptable.”


“Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation’s Capitol.” the letter she released stated five days after the deadly attack.

However, she said she was “disappointed and disheartened” with what happened following the riots, calling out “people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda.”

How brave! Five days later, you guys. Well, according to The Federalist, it was no big deal.

“Similarly, the fact that she withheld from commenting on social media about the events at the Capitol within minutes of their beginning suggests more cool-headedness than it does evil. “At 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 6, soon after rioters had broken through barricades outside of the Capitol, Melania Trump received a text message from her then-chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham,” Politico narrated dramatically,” the right-wing shitrag reports. And notice that the author included emphasis with “minutes” when in fact, Mel responded days after the unruly mob attacked one of America’s institutions.

“The former first lady did condemn the riot in no uncertain terms on Jan. 11, a detail Politico fails to mention,” the crazy-time outlet reports. Yes, we’ve already mentioned that.

“The idea that someone in a position of power with considerable influence, including through her social media comments, might hesitate and want to gather the facts before taking her opinion to Twitter is as offensive to the corporate press as it is actually refreshing to people outside the Beltway,” the outlet reports.

OK, what “facts” did she need? Did Mel need to play the “Hang Mike Pence” video a few times before determining that something was terribly wrong and that her husband’s supporters were out for blood? The Federalist only made Melania look worse with their excerpt that reads, “The media want to hate the former first lady so badly they’re creating a news cycle out of a non-story, proving how right she was never to give their gossip the time of day.”

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So, Melania was the victim in all of this and not the hundreds of police officers that were injured in the attack, and not the country as a whole after Trump supporters stormed our Capitol? Sure, Federalist, that’s totally a great defense.

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