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World Melania Trump Condemns U.S. Capitol Riot in Belated Statement

14:20  11 january  2021
14:20  11 january  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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First lady Melania Trump condemned last week's violence at the U.S. Capitol and called for "healing, grace, understanding, and peace for our great Nation."

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk towards Marine One as they depart the White House en route to Mar-a-Lago, the President's private club, on December 23, 2020. The first lady issued a belated statement days after the U.S. Capitol riot. © SAMUEL CORUM/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk towards Marine One as they depart the White House en route to Mar-a-Lago, the President's private club, on December 23, 2020. The first lady issued a belated statement days after the U.S. Capitol riot.

In a statement released through the White House, she gave her view of the events in Washington, D.C. on January 6: "I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week."

The last time a mob stormed the Capitol was during the War of 1812. Here's what happened when the British invaded Washington.

  The last time a mob stormed the Capitol was during the War of 1812. Here's what happened when the British invaded Washington. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday in a riot that left four people dead. It was the first mass breach of the Capitol since the War of 1812. On August 24, 1814, British forces invaded Washington, DC, and burned the Capitol and the White House. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, forcing members of Congress to evacuate a joint session certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

First lady Melania Trump gave her fourth solo campaign speech on Monday afternoon in Huntersville, North Carolina. Trump , who before last Tuesday had not appeared on the campaign trail for more than a year, slammed Democrats in remarks that touched on Covid-19, the military

Pompeo has condemned the violence at the Capitol but has pointedly not addressed the role Trump played in encouraging his supporters who stormed the U . S . Capitol riot : Republican senator calls on Trump to resign. Trump himself has railed about what he sees as disloyalty at the State Department.

The first lady also dismissed "salacious gossip" about her following the riot.

"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," Trump said.

"This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain."

On the path forward, she said: "Our Nation must heal in a civil manner. Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation's Capitol. Violence is never acceptable."

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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