Last week, the world was stunned when rioters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC. And now, after immense backlash, Melania Trump has broken her silence...
The first lady has made her first comments about the violence that ensued at the Capitol building last week.
via: Getty ImagesMelania issued a lengthy statement today on the matter. Keep scrolling to hear what she had to say...
Now, it's safe to say that it's been a chaotic few days in the world of U.S politics.
via: GettyAs the plans for Biden's presidency unfold, tensions among the pro-Trump community have escalated.
And, while it took weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...
via: GettyHis supporters have continued to fuel the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And on Wednesday last week, those tensions reached a breaking point.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...
via: GettyBreaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...
via: GettyAnd photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...
via: GettyWith one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...
via: GettyAnd the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.
via: GettyChief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets...
via: GettyWhere he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:
via: Getty"Go home, we love you, you’re very special." Shortly afterward, his Twitter account was suspended indefinitely.
Days on from the violence, people from all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed...
via: Getty ImagesAnd now, First Lady Melania Trump has finally broken her silence.
She issued a lengthy statement today.
via: Getty ImagesThe written statement was posted to the White House website and shared on her Twitter account. But it seems critics were far from impressed with what she had to say...
@FLOTUS You didn't write this yourself and I bet you don't even know what it says. Looking forward to your departur… https://t.co/rLQOTh5I5u— kerri (@kerri)1610363496.0
@FLOTUS Your path forward is to get out of my White House. Today.— lynda (@lynda)1610366000.0
@FLOTUS She's disappointed by what happened last week because of the accusations that were directed at her afterwar… https://t.co/SNPMgvC0HC— Mallory Chouinard 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Mallory Chouinard 🇺🇸🇺🇸)1610363555.0
@FLOTUS Are you not banned yet?— Matthew Lumby (@Matthew Lumby)1610363196.0
@FLOTUS That’s all nice. What shall we do with the people who caused the violence? Shall we hold dishonest people accountable?— Alan (@Alan)1610363521.0
@FLOTUS What a disgrace and on top of it 5 days too late. You should be slinking off into shame and anonymity. From… https://t.co/nEKxui4ISZ— Jamie Schler (@Jamie Schler)1610363875.0
@FLOTUS I was hoping for a pure, selfless response with remorse - but no - the self absorbency is loud and clear.— Maquettia Ledet (@Maquettia Ledet)1610367644.0
@littledeekay @FLOTUS 5 days cause i'm pretty sure she doesn't know how to write properly and had to pay off someone to write this.— Jeremie, Tired Taco (@Jeremie, Tired Taco)1610367222.0
@FLOTUS Of course. Make it about you. ABSOLUTELY NO ONE is talking about you.— ✨🏴☠️Immaculate🕯Loo😈🏴☠️✨ (@✨🏴☠️Immaculate🕯Loo😈🏴☠️✨)1610363198.0
@FLOTUS The despair described in your message is the result of the @POTUS failures. Pack your bags & move out now.— Bill M. (@Bill M.)1610366999.0
In her statement, the first lady first said that her heart goes out to the 6 people who have died since the attack, including 2 Capitol police officers.
via: Getty Images"I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week. 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."
via: Getty ImagesShe went on to say that she "absolutely condemns the violence" and that she encourages people to "never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness."
https://t.co/2xTDIOgsIS— Melania Trump (@Melania Trump)1610363119.0