Melania Trump has remained quiet about the siege on Capitol Hill until now. But in a statement released today the First Lady somehow managed to make the attack about her. Here’s part of what she said:
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.
It’s unclear what accusations she is referring to.
In a bizarre tribute to those who died as a result of the riot, she also lumped in Brian Sicknick, the officer who was killed, with the rioters themselves.
She goes on to say:
It is inspiring to see that so many have found a passion and enthusiasm in participating in an election, but we must not allow that passion to turn to violence. Our path forward is to come together, find our commonalities, and be the kind and strong people that I know we are.
The statement also seemed to serve as a farewell, as she closes by saying:
It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve as your First Lady. I want to thank the millions of Americans who supported my husband and me over the past 4 years and shown the incredible impact of the American spirit. I am grateful to you all for letting me serve you on platforms which are dear to me.
Imagine having a communications team and this is the best the outgoing First Lady could come up with.