Monday, September 13, 2021
Melania Trump was asked by her chief of staff to call for peace shortly after rioters broke through through the barricades outside the U.S. Capitol, but refused. The former first lady's chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, reveals in her upcoming book that she advised Trump at 1:25 p.m. that a protest of her husband's election loss had turned violent, as the former president's supporters converged on the Capitol and overwhelmed police to storm into the building, and she urged her to denounce the violent turn, reported Politico's Playbook. "Do you want to tweet that peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no place for lawlessness and violence?" Grisham said via text message. The first lady, who at that time was preparing a photo shoot of a rug she had selected, replied one minute later: "No."
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