“Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn violence that took place in the Capitol. Violence is never acceptable, “said the First Lady on Monday, January 11 after the attacks by pro-Trump protesters against the seat of the US legislature last Wednesday. Melania Trump also reported that she was the target of “attacks” and pressure.
“It is heartening to see that so many people were excited and passionate about an election, but we cannot allow that passion to turn into violence. Our way forward is to unite, to find what we have in common and to be kind and strong people, “he wrote in a letter posted on the White House website.
In this correspondence, Melania Trump did not explicitly mention that this violence was perpetrated by sympathizers of her husband or acknowledged the responsibility of the latter.
A particularly awaited reaction
The First Lady also denounced the “lewd gossip”, “personal attacks” and “misleading accusations” against him. “Today should only be about healing our country and should not be used for personal gain,” he added. No details have been released about the identity of the perpetrators of these insults or their motivations.
Melania Trump’s reaction was particularly expected while the latter remained silent after the violence that sowed confusion in the Capitol. These riots claimed five victims and caused a wave of outrage even within the Republican Party, many of whose members denounced the billionaire’s position in the White House.
In a video that quickly went viral on social media, Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Austria in 1947, compared the storming of pro-Trump protesters at Congress headquarters to “Kristallnacht” in Germany. The actor even called Donald Trump the “worst president” in American history.