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First lady Melania Trump condemns the violence at the U.S. Capitol

In a new statement, Melania Trump revealed how she felt about the U.S. Capitol violence

First lady Melania Trump speaks to the 2020 Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington.
First lady Melania Trump speaks to the 2020 Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington.
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First lady Melania Trump issued her first public comments about the violence at the U.S. Capitol last week, which included President Donald Trump supporters storming the building.

  • Melania Trump issued a written statement — which was shared on the White House’s official page Monday — where she honored the six people who died in the attacks, including Air Force veteran Ashli Babbit, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Rosanne Boyland and Capitol Police officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood.

Her statement condemned the violence at the Capitol.

“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.

“Our Nation must heal in a civil manner. Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation’s Capitol. Violence is never acceptable.

“As an American, I am proud of our freedom to express our viewpoints without persecution. It is one of the paramount ideals which America is fundamentally built on. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect that right. With that in mind, I would like to call on the citizens of this country to take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives.

“I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness. We must listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us.”

However, Melania Trump did not say anything about Vice President Mike Pence possibly invoking the 25th Amendment to remove her husband from office, according to NBC News. She did not mention possible impeachment against the president either.