We haven’t spent a whole lot of time recently talking about the Liz Cheney January 6 Committee for a couple of reasons. We all know it’s a show trial and at the end of it, COVID Joe’s Attorney General Merrick Garland is going to charge Donald Trump with some BS crime to try to prevent him from running in 2024. Plus, the hearings are the second-most boring subject on earth after Trump’s tax returns.
But one person who hasn’t weighed in on January 6 since it happened is former First Lady Melania Trump. She spoke out about January 6 this week finally, so it’s worth noting what she had to say.
The most important thing that Melania talks about is the fact that she was at the White House carrying out official duties on January 6. The First Lady is responsible for recording the contents of the White House’s historic rooms before the transition of power when her husband leaves office.
Melania told Fox News:
“Several months in advance, I organized a qualified team of photographers, archivists, and designers to work with me in the White House to ensure perfect execution.”
With this statement, Melania Trump is actually telling us a million important things about January 6 without outright stating them. It even tells us something really important about Donald Trump, and his actions and mindset that day.
Coups and insurrections are violent, messy and unpredictable. You can end up with different branches of the military fighting each other, cops fighting civilians, and so on. Nobody really knows who’s in charge during an insurrection or a coup. In other words, if you were planning to lead an insurrectionist coup, the last place where you would want your spouse to be is in an obvious place like the White House.
If Donald Trump had really been planning an insurrection, Melania and Barron, and probably the rest of his kids and their families, would have been in an unknown and safe location. Melania wouldn’t have been in the White House with a team of photographers.
A lot of people have forgotten what happened during the attempted coup in the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev’s vice president, a guy named Gennady Yanayev, sent the military to arrest Gorbachev and his wife at their house. The military demanded that Gorbachev transfer power to Yanayev. When Gorbachev refused to sign the document, the military placed him and his wife Raisa under arrest. They thought they were going to be killed.
Hundreds of people died in the coup attempt, in Russia and in the many satellite states that would become independent after the Soviet Union fell. When the dust settled, Gorbachev was out of power and populist leader Boris Yeltsin was in charge of the country.
That’s what real coups and insurrections are like. They’re wildly unpredictable, violent and crazy. Nobody really knows if they’re going to succeed if they attempt an insurrection. They could end up dead or in jail, and so could their family members.
This is why Melania Trump’s location on January 6 actually tells us everything about that day. There’s a zero percent chance that she’d have been in the White House that day if Trump was planning a coup. “Let me just leave my wife in an obvious place so she can be taken hostage while I attempt this insurrection to overthrow the government!”
Notice also that Melania’s duties that she was carrying out are part of the peaceful transition of power that takes place every time an administration leaves office. Donald Trump was therefore never planning some sort of violent action to take over the country. He and his wife were planning to leave the White House after they had exhausted every legal and legislative avenue to try to prevent Joe Biden from taking an office that was stolen in the 2020 election.
Mike Pence’s betrayal of President Trump on January 6 is the real story of that day. That, and the fact that Nancy Pelosi had the Capitol Police provoke a riot by violently attacking women, children and elderly Trump supporters to rile everyone up. If you needed any additional proof that it wasn’t an insurrection, Melania has provided it by speaking out this week. Anyone who says different is lying.