It seems to me though that Melania has never cared.
She did not refer to Trump's relentless attempt to overturn the results.
"Each of you are the backbone of this country. All Nations have experienced the loss of loved ones, economic pain, and the negative impacts of isolation". The rampage left five people, including a police officer, dead. "I pray for their families' comfort and strength during this hard time".More news: Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now are coming to LG TVs
"I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week", the first lady, whose "Be Best" platform centres on civility and kindness, said in the post early Monday morning (Monday evening AEDT).
But she then lashed out at "salacious gossip and unwarranted personal attacks on me" and claimed they were from "people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda". "This time is exclusively about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain".
Let's see, where to start? Next, FLOTUS mentioned Officer Sicknick, who was killed in the line of duty, and Officer Liebengood, who died by suicide on Saturday. Although she offered condolences to those who lost their lives, she also slammed critics who she said were spreading "salacious gossip" about her.More news: Dr. Dre Continues Brain Aneurysm Recovery In ICU
Melania Trump's statement on the Capitol attack has already been blasted for its tone-deafness and now she's apparently borrowed parts of it from a previous speech. "Our path forward is to come together, find our commonalities, and be the kind and strong people that I know we are". Their friendship ended bitterly after Wolkoff, who had worked on arranging festivities for Trump's inauguration in 2017, said the first lady failed to defend her after questions arose about inaugural spending, now the subject of federal and congressional investigations. Several staffers, including her Chief of Staff Stephanie Grisham, and Social Secretary Anna Cristina Niceta, jumped ship immediately after the riots. "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". Of course, public figures always recycle messaging and language; still, the Capitol riots were nothing if not unprecedented.
Melania has finally broken her silence on the attacks saying she "absolutely condemns the violence". "Violence is never acceptable", Melania wrote.
Her comments came amid an escalating effort in Congress to remove the president from office, following his incendiary remarks at a rally shortly before his supporters stormed the halls of Congress in Washington, DC.More news: United States to designate Ansarullah of Yemen a foreign terrorist group