Melania Trump lashes out at “personal attacks” on her after the US Capitol riot | American News

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Melania Trump said she was “disappointed” and “disheartened” by the Capitol riot last week – adding that it was “shameful,” she has since been the target of “salacious gossip” and ” personal attacks ”.

The first lady made the remarks in a statement on Monday, stating that “this time it is only about healing our country” and should not be used for “personal” purposes.

It is not known which personal attacks the wife of the incumbent US president is referring to.

However, former friend and adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff has criticized the first lady for her “silence and inactions” since the riot.

Ms Wolkoff, who has written a book on her friendship with Ms Trump, also wrote in a Daily Beast article that the President and the First Lady “lack character” and have “no moral compass.”

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Stephanie Winston Wolkoff said the first lady did not have a ‘moral compass’

Ms Trump said in her statement that her “heart goes out” to those who were killed when protesters stormed the Capitol, before adding: “I am disappointed and disheartened by what happened this week. last.

“I find it shameful that around these tragic events there has been salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks and deceptive false accusations against me – from people who seek to be relevant and who have an agenda.

“This time it’s all about healing our country and its citizens.

“It should not be used for personal gain. ”

Ms. Trump continued, “Our nation must heal in a civilian manner. Make no mistake, I absolutely condemn the violence that has taken place on our nation’s Capitol.

“Violence is never okay… it is inspiring to see that so many people have found a passion and an enthusiasm to run for an election, but we must not allow that passion to turn into violence.

“Our way forward is to come together, to find our common ground and to be the kind, strong people that I know we are. ”

The first lady began her statement by commenting on the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: “Like all of you, I have reflected on the past year and how the invisible enemy, COVID-19, has swept through our beautiful country. ”

Ms. Trump later added: “The strength and character of our country has been revealed in the communities that have been affected by natural disasters and throughout this terrible pandemic that has touched us all.

“The common thread running through all of these difficult situations is the unwavering determination of Americans to help each other. Your compassion has shown the true spirit of our country. ”

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The outgoing first lady released the statement as senior Democrats attempted to remove Mr Trump from office just nine days before his term ended.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representatives would pass legislation to impeach Mr. Trump because he posed an “imminent threat” to the country’s democracy.

Ms Pelosi said the House would first try to get Mr Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence and his cabinet to oust him using the 25th Amendment with legislation on Monday.

But since this will almost certainly be blocked by Republicans, a vote in the full House will be called on Tuesday to pave the way for the impeachment process.

That means Mr. Trump could become the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.

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