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First Lady Melania Trump Issues an Op-Ed on 'Our Path Forward'
Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2021 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 01/11/2021 7:45:07 AM PST by Kaslin

First Lady Melania Trump published an op-ed Monday morning on the official White House website about "the path forward" as the Trump Administration comes to an end. 

Here it is in full, courtesy of the White House

Like all of you, I have reflected on the past year and how the invisible enemy, Covid-19, swept across our beautiful country. All Nations have experienced the loss of loved ones, economic pain, and the negative impacts of isolation.

As your First Lady, it has been inspiring to witness firsthand what the people of our great Nation will do for one another, especially when we are at our most vulnerable.

With nearly every experience I have had, I found myself carrying many individual’s stories home with me in my heart.

Most recently, my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbit, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Rosanne Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time.

I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week. 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. This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain.

Our Nation must heal in a civil manner. Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation’s Capitol. Violence is never acceptable.

As an American, I am proud of our freedom to express our viewpoints without persecution. It is one of the paramount ideals which America is fundamentally built on. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect that right. With that in mind, I would like to call on the citizens of this country to take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives.

I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness. We must listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us.

It is inspiring to see that so many have found a passion and enthusiasm in participating in an election, but we must not allow that passion to turn to violence. Our path forward is to come together, find our commonalities, and be the kind and strong people that I know we are.

Our country’s strength and character have revealed themselves in the communities that have been impacted by natural disasters and throughout this terrible pandemic that has affected all of us. The common thread in all of these challenging situations is American’s unwavering resolve to help one another.  Your compassion has shown the true spirit of our country.

As I said over the summer, it is these defining moments that we will look back and tell our grandchildren that through empathy, strength, and determination, we were able to restore the promise of our future. Each of you are the backbone of this country. You are the people who continue to make the United States of America what it is, and who have the incredible responsibility of preparing our future generations to leave everything better than they found it.

It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve as your First Lady. I want to thank the millions of Americans who supported my husband and me over the past 4 years and shown the incredible impact of the American spirit. I am grateful to you all for letting me serve you on platforms which are dear to me.

Most importantly, I ask for healing, grace, understanding, and peace for our great Nation.

Every day let us remember that we are one Nation under God. God bless you all and God bless the United States of America.

Sincerely,

Melania Trump

 



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: article; capitolriot; donaldtrump; elonmusk; flotusmelania; ivankatrump; joebiden; melaniatrump; oped; redpill; trumpadministration; twitter; uscaoitolbuilding
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1 posted on 01/11/2021 7:45:07 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; AZ .44 MAG; Baynative; bgill; ...

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2 posted on 01/11/2021 7:47:12 AM PST by bitt (When you tear out a man's tongue you are not proving him a liar, you show fear what he might sa)
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To: Kaslin

Well said ... very well said. Since she grew up behind the Iron Curtain I’m sure she’s got a clear view of what makes America great.


3 posted on 01/11/2021 7:47:57 AM PST by Cloverfarm (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem ...)
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To: bitt

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


4 posted on 01/11/2021 7:48:53 AM PST by bitt (When you tear out a man's tongue you are not proving him a liar, you show fear what he might sa)
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To: Kaslin

I always read her words with an accent.

Well said, Flotus.


5 posted on 01/11/2021 7:49:53 AM PST by gloryblaze
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To: Kaslin

Excellent!


6 posted on 01/11/2021 7:50:32 AM PST by nuconvert ( Warning: Accused of being a radical militarist. Approach with caution.)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t see mention of the stolen election.


7 posted on 01/11/2021 7:52:31 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: bitt

No longer. The corrupt congress does whatever it wants to do, Constitution be damned.


8 posted on 01/11/2021 7:52:54 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Cloverfarm

“Since she grew up behind the Iron Curtain ...”

Then she should also be able to clearly see those entities and individuals attempting to destroy this nation.


9 posted on 01/11/2021 7:53:13 AM PST by JME_FAN
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To: Kaslin

Melania is such a warm hearted, gracious woman.


10 posted on 01/11/2021 7:56:41 AM PST by NedLudd
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I don’t see mention of the stolen election.

She probably didn't want the internet fascists to block it.


11 posted on 01/11/2021 7:57:10 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The Biden Family Crime Syndicate)
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To: JME_FAN

I’m sure she does, don’t doubt it.


12 posted on 01/11/2021 7:57:45 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marilyn vos Savant)
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To: Kaslin

She is a class act. But, this is no longer “one nation” even if it ever was. Once the left started killing unborn babies wholesale and half the nation accepted it, it was over.


13 posted on 01/11/2021 7:58:43 AM PST by Democrat = party of treason
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To: JME_FAN

Yeah, her husband sees it too.

Let’s hope we see a miracle here in the next 10 days... The only option left is that EO13848 detected so much fraud and corruption domestic and foreign that the military will act as commanded.

If my dreams don’t come true, we as religious/white/conservatives will live in a nightmare that will very quickly manifest itself into our daily lives. These are very dangerous times. We are seeing things that only conspiracy theory kooks would have predicted only a year ago.


14 posted on 01/11/2021 7:59:03 AM PST by Professional ( )
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To: Kaslin

This means that Trump is gearing up to leave the White House. America, the red, white, and blue part, is finished.


15 posted on 01/11/2021 8:02:16 AM PST by odawg
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To: Professional

The only nightmare I see coming is a lot of communists being dead by their own hand from choices they’ve made.


16 posted on 01/11/2021 8:03:43 AM PST by NicoDon
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To: Democrat = party of treason

Prophet Bob Jones said last century that abortion, homosexuality and drugs will bring America to its knees.

We are there. All three keep the blessings God wants for us out of our reach. And, boy, did Nancy P. just hit that home when she passed the pronouns or whatever to be used in Congress!!

We will get another miracle when God’s hand moves. Our work will begin again to save this great nation under God.


17 posted on 01/11/2021 8:09:08 AM PST by YouGoTexasGirl ( )
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That’s because the election is over. Trump won. He’s in his second term


18 posted on 01/11/2021 8:10:17 AM PST by stanne
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yes, only The Truth will set us free....compassion won’t in my opinion...


19 posted on 01/11/2021 8:10:24 AM PST by YouGoTexasGirl ( )
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To: odawg

“This means that Trump is gearing up to leave the White House. America, the red, white, and blue part, is finished.“

Nope


20 posted on 01/11/2021 8:11:10 AM PST by stanne
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