Melania Trump Says She Didn’t Know Capitol Riot Happened

Former First Lady Melania Trump said she was unaware that her husband’s supporters attacked the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 because she was performing an official duty at the time.

At the end of June, Trump’s former chief of staff Stephanie Grisham tweeted out A screenshot of what she said was a Jan. 6 text message exchange between her and the former first lady. Grisham asked in the message if Trump wanted to tweet a post saying there was “no place for lawlessness and violence.” According to the screenshot, Trump answered with a simple “no”.

“Because I knew her as well as I did at the time, it was so unlike her not to have judged it that that was the moment that everything kind of broke me,” Grisham told CNN after she ended the post shared June. The former Trump administration official said the exchange left her “disappointed, discouraged and disgusted.”

Trump denied Grisham’s report to Fox News on Thursday, saying she wasn’t even aware the Capitol was under attack.

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Former First Lady Melania Trump said she was unaware that her husband’s supporters attacked the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 because she was performing an official duty at the time. Above, Trump and her husband, former President Donald Trump, watch prior to game four of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on October 30, 2021 in Atlanta.
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“On January 6, 2021, I was performing one of my duties as First Lady of the United States, and accordingly I was unaware of what was happening in the US Capitol at the same time,” she said.

Trump continued to criticize Grisham. “Ms. Grisham was not in the White House on January 6, and her conduct in her role as chief of staff ultimately amounts to a dereliction of duty,” she said, adding that “traditionally, the chief of staff has given the first lady detailed briefings on the situation that are important.” issues of our nation.”

Grisham resigned from her role at the White House on January 6. She became a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump and his administration.

Hundreds of supporters of then-President Trump attacked the Capitol during last year’s riots to disrupt the formal confirmation of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. The violence came after Trump, at a rally near the White House, told his supporters to go to the Capitol and “fight like hell” to save their country.

The former president and his allies had spent months spreading misinformation about the 2020 election, claiming it had been “rigged” or “stolen”. In reality, audits and recounts, even in places where the election was monitored by pro-Trump Republicans, consistently confirmed Biden’s victory. More than 60 lawsuits filed by the former president and his supporters have failed in state and federal courts.

Several senior Trump administration officials have dismissed his claims about the 2020 election.

Former Attorney General William Barr, widely regarded as one of Trump’s most loyal cabinet members, has repeatedly said that the allegations of widespread voter fraud are “bulls**t.”

“I thought, boy, if he really believes this stuff, he’s got the touch — he’s detached from reality if he really believes this stuff,” Barr testified before the House Special Committee that tried the March 6 attack. January examined for the Capitol.

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Rick Schindler

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