Melania Trump condemns the assault on the Capitol: “Violence is never acceptable”

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She recognizes the “passion” derived from the elections, but asks for respect in the face of discrepancies

The first lady of the United States, Melania Trump, broke her silence on Monday to “completely condemn” the January 6 assault on the United States Capitol, stressing that the country “must heal in a civilized way” and “the violence is never acceptable. “

The assault sparked a cascade of resignations within the Administration, also in Melania Trump’s office, who lost her chief of staff in the hours after the violence. The first lady, however, has stayed out of the outbursts of the president, who has even confirmed that she will not attend the inauguration of his successor, Joe Biden.

Melania Trump has taken stock of her four years in the White House – “the honor of my life”, she has said – remembering emergencies like COVID-19, the “invisible enemy”, and thanking the inspiring stories that she Has been found. She has also said that she is “proud” of respect for freedom of expression, appealing to citizens to always stop and think to “see things from other perspectives.”

“I urge people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on skin color or use different political ideologies as a basis for aggression and cruelty. We must listen to each other, focus on what we unite and overcome what divides us, “he added, in a statement in which he also lamented the death of six people in the incident.

In this sense, she has considered “inspiring” that “many” Americans came with “passion and enthusiasm” to vote in the November elections, but she believes that there are limits: “We must not allow that passion to turn into violence.”

The wife of the American president sees “shameful” that, as a result of the incident carried out by followers of her husband, “lewd gossip” and “baseless accusations” arose about her, without going into more details in this regard.

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