Politics

Melania Trump Condemns Capitol Violence – Leftist Media Pounces On First Lady’s Response

First Lady Melania Trump issued a personal statement in the wake of the violence at the Capitol prompting criticism by leftist media.

Image Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

In her first statement since violent demonstrations broke out in the nation’s capital last week, First Lady Melania Trump said her heart goes out to all that lost their lives at the Capitol, and condemned in the strongest terms the violence that took place.

On January 6th, peaceful demonstrations by supporters of President Trump turned violent as protesters stormed the Capitol building. Today, the First Lady posted a personal statement to WhiteHouse.gov.

Melania Trump Tries To Bring a Nation Together In Wake Of Capitol Violence

“Most recently, my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran Ashli Babbitt, 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.”

MORE NEWS: School Board Member Compares Returning to School Without Vaccine to White Supremacy & Slavery

Mrs. Trump went on to condemn any and all violence and spoke of the healing that the nation must do. “Our nation must heal in a civil manner. Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred in our nation’s Capitol. Violence is never acceptable.”

She also talked about the many Americans who have been affected and died from COVID-19. She stated, “All nations have experienced the loss of loved ones, economic pain, and the negetive impacts of isolation.”

Media Attacks Melania Trump

Do you agree that protesting is acceptable, but rioting is not?

While Melania Trump was attempting to bring the nation together, the Left wasted no time taking to Twitter to hurl vicious attacks against her and her husband.

CNN’s John Harwood described it as a “good-people-on-both-sides letter”. His words seem intended to echo past criticism of her husband in the aftermath of Charlottesville.

MORE NEWS: Rand Paul Rips Into Biden’s Transgender Nominee For Assistant Health Secretary Doc Levine

Liberal media outlet Mother Jones accused the First Lady of making herself a victim. They further accuse Melania Trump of “deliberately elevating” those at the Capitol to protest the certification of electoral votes making former Vice-President Joe Biden officially President-elect.

New York Times White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman also took a veiled shot the First Lady in her rebuke of those who stormed the Capitol.

Most of the tweets about Mrs. Trump’s statement regarding the riots are not fit for print.

In addition to attacks on social media, CNN quoted the usual anonymous White House source accusing the First Lady of being disinterested in addressing the nation and being “checked out”.

The unnamed source went on to say that Trump, “just isn’t in a place mentally or emotionally anymore where she wants to get involved.”

First Lady Goes On Offense

In her statement, the First Lady also addressed some of the personal attacks, and urged Americans to use this time for healing and resisting the urge to pursue a personal agenda.

“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.”

Mrs. Trump went on to say that, as an American she was, “proud of our freedom to express our viewpoints without persecution.”

Melania Trump stated that it was the honor of her life to serve as First Lady and asked the nation to come together for “healing, grace, understanding, and peace.”

This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

Read more at ThePoliticalInsider.com:
James Clyburn Admits House Democrats May Not Send Articles Of Impeachment To Senate Until After Biden’s First 100 Days In Office
New Reuters Poll Claims Most Americans Want Trump Removed From Office
Nancy Pelosi Accuses Capitol Rioters Of Choosing ‘Their Whiteness’ Over Democracy

The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of LifeZette.

The Political Insider publishes the authentic conservative voices of political insiders and award-winning contributors who believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Each one is committed to combating the overwhelming liberal bias in today’s media to give you, the reader, the unedited facts on real issues.

Join the Discussion

COMMENTS POLICY: We have no tolerance for messages of violence, racism, vulgarity, obscenity or other such discourteous behavior. Thank you for contributing to a respectful and useful online dialogue.