Via press release from Melania Trump:
As your First Lady, it has been inspiring to witness firsthand what the people of our great Nation will do for one another, especially when we are at our most vulnerable. With nearly every experience I have had, I found myself carrying many individual’s stories home with me in my heart.
Most recently, my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbit, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Rosanne Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time.
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.
Read the full statement.
In which Melania Trump says, “my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbit,….” a domestic terrorist who was killed by federal law enforcement as she tried to gain entry to the Speaker’s Lobby during the invasion of the U.S. Capitol. 😡 https://t.co/CKz0vQnbAj
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) January 11, 2021
Melania Trump finally issues statement on the US Capitol attack, but get this- makes herself the victim! The most useless First Lady in the history of First Ladies. pic.twitter.com/A7zivKn5Qm
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) January 11, 2021
It quite a feat to twist the events of last week’s horrific attack to make oneself the biggest victim. But somehow, Melania Trump found a way.
— Kimberly Atkins (@KimberlyEAtkins) January 11, 2021
First Lady Melania Trump makes her first comments about the violence at the Capitol, where pro-Trump rioters stormed the building last week. https://t.co/GX4Z1HSf4B
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 11, 2021