'Always the victim': Critics slam Melania Trump's self-centered statement on Capitol Hill riots
An official statement from Melania Trump on the tragic deaths that occurred in the halls of Congress after Donald Trump incited a mob to go after U.S. lawmakers blew up in the face of the White House because the first lady managed to make it all about herself.
While noting the deaths of Trump supporters -- and leaving Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick last -- the first lady also included a tone-deaf complaint by writing, "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."
That sentence alone caused critics to harshly criticize the president's wife for playing victim, with one commenter writing, "This is a trash statement from a trash first lady."
You can see a sampling below:
@FLOTUS Your path forward is to exit the White House post haste and go away forever. And prolly get a divorce. Good luck to you.— Shannon McIntire (@Shannon McIntire) 1610363319
*very Melania Trump voice* "Let's focus on the real victim here: me."— Jonathan 'Boo and Vote' Cohn (@Jonathan 'Boo and Vote' Cohn) 1610369549
Melania was busy working on her coffee table book about redecorating the White House!😡 “The heart of US government… https://t.co/P6zb8jlMXc— Sanho Tree (@Sanho Tree) 1610368169
@JummyNBC @MELANIATRUMP Me, me, me. I'm beginning to understand what she and trump have in common. Before I thou… https://t.co/SHlCYJ95qT— Stewie (@Stewie) 1610368437
Me. Me. Me. #MelaniaTrump #FLOTUS https://t.co/xnT0eKDHEJ— Sophia A. Nelson (@Sophia A. Nelson) 1610368595
@mjjel1 @brianstelter @MELANIATRUMP True. Filth with filth. They make everything about themselves.— YTP (@YTP) 1610369428
First Lady Melania Trump also has blood on her hands over Trump Insurrection She is as rotten as her husband. They… https://t.co/3DOQTkqT9b— Emily Denver🌊🥂 (@Emily Denver🌊🥂) 1610367866
Melania Trump also misspells the last name of Ashli Babbitt, even as she says “my heart goes out to” her, listing h… https://t.co/4cx2ZOWtIX— Josh Lederman (@Josh Lederman) 1610368422
@FLOTUS It took you 5 DAYS to respond to the Capitol being hijacked by terrorists YOUR HUSBAND encouraged & cheered… https://t.co/9ueuXzEhbL— Liddle’ Savage (@Liddle’ Savage) 1610363933
*It’s. Peril of tweeting before coffee.— Kimberly Atkins Stohr (@Kimberly Atkins Stohr) 1610368575
@FLOTUS This is a trash statement from a trash first lady. Why does “salacious gossip” have anything to do with a… https://t.co/VByWHu1UFx— abbie (@abbie) 1610365286
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