Melania says she’s saddened by riots “I ask everyone to protest in peace”

Monday morning, first lady Melania Trump tweeted:

Saddened to see our country & communities being damaged & vandalized. I ask everyone to protest in peace & focus on taking care of one another & healing our great nation.

In an earlier tweet, Melania wrote:

Our country allows for peaceful protests, but there is no reason for violence. I’ve seen our citizens unify & take care of one another through COVID19 & we can’t stop now. My deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd. As a nation, let’s focus on peace, prayers & healing.