Melania Trump Breaks Silence on Riot at Capitol Building After Attacks Against Her | 22 Words

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.

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Melania 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.

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As 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...

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His supporters have continued to fuel the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.

And on Wednesday last week, those tensions reached a breaking point.

On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.

Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...

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Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"

The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...

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And 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...

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With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.

From this, more violence ensued...

As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.

The scenes shocked people all over the globe...

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And 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.

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Chief 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...

However, details surrounding the other 3 fatalities remain unclear. "One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."

From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.

The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.

He instead issued a series of tweets...

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Where 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:

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"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...

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And now, First Lady Melania Trump has finally broken her silence.

She issued a lengthy statement today.

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The 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...

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.

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"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."

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She 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."

She continued:

"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." You can read her full statement above. Make sure to stay posted for further updates.