First Lady Melania Trump offered the first White House statement on the violence and hate in Charlottesville while the President of the United States remained conspicuously silent.
“Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence,” Melania tweeted Saturday.
Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 12, 2017
Violence broke out in Charlottesville Friday night and Saturday morning ahead of a planned protest against the removal of a statute of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a park.
Many on Twitter questioned why Trump, who uses Twitter to espouse his thoughts on virtually everything, is so silent on this issue.
Melania Trump has now tweeted against the Charlottesville march. Silence from POTUS and team https://t.co/7jZr6SQ2qn
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 12, 2017
The First Lady speaks out but where is POTUS? https://t.co/6NS4ZGPt7L
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 12, 2017
jumping in to the void her husband has left here https://t.co/YFfrfbHVOr
— Sam Stein (@samstein) August 12, 2017
Featured image via DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos