Former first lady Melania Trump was notified of the attack on Capitol Hill as soon as the barricades were breached, but she declined to release a statement calling for an end to the violence.
Melania Trump’s former chief of staff said the former first lady refused to call for an end to the violence.
At 1:25 p.m. on January 6, shortly after rioters broke through the barricades outside the Capitol, MELANIA TRUMP received a text from her then Chief of Staff, STEPHANIE GRISHAM.
“Do you want to tweet that peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no room for lawlessness and violence?” Grisham asked the first lady.
A minute later, Melania responded with a one-word response: “No.” At the time, she was in the White House preparing for a photoshoot of a rug she had selected, based on exclusive excerpts from Grisham’s upcoming book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in The Trump White House ”, obtained by POLITICO.
The White House knew as soon as the Capitol was violated
This information is important because it is proof that the White House knew about the attack on the Capitol almost as soon as it happened, and it chose not to act.
Melania Trump has not released a statement calling for an end to the violence which is revealing because it demonstrates that the Trumps wanted violence. At the human level, Melania Trump didn’t care that the Capitol was attacked.
Stephanie Grisham will likely be called to testify before Committee 1/6.
Donald and Melania Trump could have chosen to put an end to the bombing of the Capitol. Grisham’s account is proof that Donald Trump knew what was happening on January 6 and that he chose not to act.
Mr. Easley is the editor. He is also a White House press pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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