Melania Trump was unlike any First Lady in the history of the country and she was rarely seen. Her attempts to fulfill her duties mostly ended in humiliation. Trump’s decision to base her charity on bullying was ironically hilarious and she had multiple plagiarism scandals.
The public hasn’t heard much from the former First Lady since her husband has been out of office. She, however, did do an interview with Fox News recently. And during that spot, she claimed that she had no idea the January 6th insurrection was happening.
Trump told Fox News Digitial, “On January 6, 2021, I was fulfilling one of my duties as First Lady of the United States of America, and accordingly, I was unaware of what was simultaneously transpiring at the U.S. Capitol Building.”
The former First Lady continued:
“As with all First Ladies who preceded me, it was my obligation to record the contents of the White House’s historic rooms, including taking archival photographs of all the renovations. Several months in advance, I organized a qualified team of photographers, archivists, and designers to work with me in the White House to ensure perfect execution. As required, we scheduled January 6, 2021, to complete the work on behalf of our Nation.”
Trump’s story, though, is contradicted by former White House Staffer Stephanie Grisham. On the day of the insurrection, Grisham texted Trump asking her to say something to stop the riots. Trump simply responded, “no.”
— Stephanie Grisham (@OMGrisham) June 28, 2022
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.