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Melania Trump: Capitol break-in day I was busy photographing White House carpets

Former First American Lady Melania Trump revealed that she was unaware of the riots that broke into the Capitol on 6 January 2021, because she was busy filming a carpet in the White House.  Former First American Lady Melania Trump revealed that she was unaware of the riots that broke into the Capitol on 6 January 2021, because she was busy filming a carpet in the White House.

 



Former First American Lady Melania Trump revealed that she was unaware of the riots that broke into the Capitol on 6 January 2021, because she was busy filming a carpet in the White House.


"On January 6, 2021, I was performing one of my duties as First Lady of the United States of America, and therefore, I was unaware of what was happening at the same time in the U.S. Capitol," Melania Trump said in an interview with Fox News.


Trump stated that it was her "duty" as First Lady to archive the contents of the White House. But according to CNN, this is not entirely true, the White House secretary and the White House Historical Society are often responsible for keeping a record of the White House's official contents.


Melania added: "As with all the first ladies before me, it was my duty to record the contents of the historic rooms of


  •  the White House, including taking archival photographs of all renovations.
  • Several months ago, I organized a qualified team of photographers
  • governors and designers to work with me in the White House to ensure perfect implementation.
  • As required, we have set 6 January 2021 to complete work on behalf of our nation. "


Melania Trump's response comes several weeks after Stephanie Grisham, her former chief of staff, revealed an exchange of text messages in which the former first lady responded to a Grisham-drafted tweet calling for a halt to the violence on Capitol Hill (Congressional Building) as was happening. The then First Lady responded with the word "no", refusing to send a statement condemning the rebellion.