Melania Trump claims she ‘didn’t know’ about the Jan. 6 riot or else she would have condemned it

Melania Trump told Fox News on Thursday that she “did not know” the Capitol attack was taking place on Jan. 6, 2021, or she would have “immediately” condemned it.

Instead, she waited five days after the riot to do so.

β€œOn January 6, 2021, I was fulfilling one of my duties as First Lady of the United States of America and therefore was unaware of what was happening concurrently at the United States Capitol,” she told Fox News. “As with all First Ladies before me, it was my duty to record the contents of the historic rooms of the White House, including taking archival photos of all renovations.”

“This is a very important undertaking that requires great care, attention to detail and focus – both in planning and execution,” she added.

A source told CNN after the riot that Melania Trump photographed carpets and other objects during the siege.

The former first lady’s interview comes after her former chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, recently revealed an alleged text message exchange in which Melania Trump refused to post a tweet exposing the violence as it was happening.

Melania Trump told Fox News she had no idea this was happening and claimed Grisham “didn’t provide information and information” at the time.

“If I had been fully informed of all the details, naturally, I would have immediately spoken out against the violence that occurred on Capitol Hill,” she said, calling Grisham’s behavior “disappointing” and unsurprising. .

“It is apparent that Grisham’s recent betrayals are a last ditch attempt to resuscitate his ruined career and reputation.”

Grisham resigned on January 6, 2021, but she also did not condemn the attack. Instead, she tweeted that she was “proud of the many accomplishments of this administration.”

In response to Melania Trump’s comments on Thursday, Grisham told CNN that “everything she said was bullshit and she knows it.”


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