In the very definition of class and grace, First Lady of the United States of America Melania Trump has broken her typical silence on policy and controversy in a rare official statement matronly calling for Americans to lay down arms and come together.
In other words, she’s doing EXACTLY what a First Lady is supposed to do. This is the FLOTUS’ first official statement since October.
“I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness. We must listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us.”
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) January 11, 2021
Here’s how a First Lady Shouldn’t respond for Comparison
On the other hand Former First Lady Michelle Obama has shown us she’s more interested in assigning blame and sowing division and discord.
“The day was a fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can’t handle the truth of his own failures. And the wreckage lays at the feet of a party and media apparatus that gleefully cheered him on, knowing full well the possibility of consequences like these.”
Obama also regurgitated the thoroughly debunked narrative that the Capitol Siege perpetrators were treated kindly when compared to BLM and Antifa rioters who torched American cities for 180 days, calling the movement “peaceful”. She even peppered in a recent lie parroted by Joe Biden.
“This summer’s Black Lives Matter protests were an overwhelmingly peaceful movement—our nation’s largest demonstrations ever, bringing together people of every race and class and encouraging millions to re-examine their own assumptions and behavior. And yet, in city after city, day after day, we saw peaceful protestors met with brute force. We saw cracked skulls and mass arrests, law enforcement pepper spraying its way through a peaceful demonstration for a presidential photo op.”
The difference between the appropriately conciliatory statement of a First Lady and the opportunistic attacks of a leftist radical are apparent.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 7, 2021
First Lady Melania Trumps’ Full Statement
The First Lady’s full statement can be read here on Whitehouse.gov. However, in the extremely likely event that the text is purged from the government website after the Biden transition: we print it here in full, for posterity.
“Like all of you, I have reflected on the past year and how the invisible enemy, Covid-19, swept across our beautiful country. All Nations have experienced the loss of loved ones, economic pain, and the negative impacts of isolation.
As your First Lady, it has been inspiring to witness firsthand what the people of our great Nation will do for one another, especially when we are at our most vulnerable.
With nearly every experience I have had, I found myself carrying many individual’s stories home with me in my heart.
Most recently, my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbitt, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Roseanne Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time.
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.
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.
As an American, I am proud of our freedom to express our viewpoints without persecution. It is one of the paramount ideals which America is fundamentally built on. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect that right. With that in mind, I would like to call on the citizens of this country to take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives.
I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness. We must listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us.
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.
Our country’s strength and character have revealed themselves in the communities that have been impacted by natural disasters and throughout this terrible pandemic that has affected all of us. The common thread in all of these challenging situations is American’s unwavering resolve to help one another. Your compassion has shown the true spirit of our country.
As I said over the summer, it is these defining moments that we will look back and tell our grandchildren that through empathy, strength, and determination, we were able to restore the promise of our future. Each of you are the backbone of this country. You are the people who continue to make the United States of America what it is, and who have the incredible responsibility of preparing our future generations to leave everything better than they found it.
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.
Most importantly, I ask for healing, grace, understanding, and peace for our great Nation.
Every day let us remember that we are one Nation under God. God bless you all and God bless the United States of America.
Don’t Look At the Twitter Responses… Please
The response to Melania’s statement on the now fully leftist echo-chamber of Twitter has been simply abominable and should be avoided. However, it does serve as a clear indication that the left is completely unwilling and because of the grip their more radical members have on the body politic: unable to make good any overtures at healing or “unity”. First Lady Melania’s pleas for peace and common-ground have gone and likely will go completely unheeded. And it is important that we remember who genuinely called for reconciliation and who didn’t.