First lady Melania Trump has finally spoken up on the ghastly rioting at the U.S. Capitol. While Melania mourned the lives lost, she refused to comment on the accusations hurled at husband Donald Trump -- on the grounds of domestic terrorism, as well as the vicious personal attacks that were directed at her. 

“Most recently, my heart goes out to Air Force Veteran, Ashli (Babbitt), Benjamin (Phillips), Kevin Greeson, (Roseanne) Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for their families’ comfort and strength during this difficult time,” she said, in a statement on

A visibly upset Melania expressed her displeasure about “salacious gossip and unwarranted personal attacks” that targeted her amid the insurrection. “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,” rued the first lady in the post. That said, she addressed the attack, and publicly condemned it. “Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation’s Capitol. Violence is never acceptable,” she wrote.

While speculations are rife that Melania consciously chose not to act during a crucial moment by refusing to call to stop the violence; a White House source argued that the First Lady’s shocking nonchalance had to do with “not being in a place mentally or emotionally anymore where she wants to get involved.”

Last week’s violence also resulted in a volley of White House staffers putting their papers down— Chief of staff Stephanie Grisham -- who also served as Trump's closest adviser, speechwriter, and spokesperson -- and Anna Cristina "Rickie" Niceta, White House social secretary, included.

Staunchly hopeful about a better tomorrow, Melania enthused that she was proud of her people’s steely resolve in the face of violent crises. “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. As your First Lady, it has been inspiring to witness first-hand what the people of our great Nation will do for one another, especially when we are at our most vulnerable.”

Barron Trump and Melania Trump Barron Trump and his mother Melania Trump stand on stage after Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Getty Images