The primary woman and her husband, Donald Trump, will depart the White Home when his time period ends on Wednesday.
“My fellow Americans, it has been the greatest honour of my life to serve as first lady of the United States,” mentioned Trump within the video launched Monday on Twitter, a website from which her husband has been banned indefinitely.
“I have been inspired by incredible Americans across our country,” she mentioned.
Trump thanked army and legislation enforcement members, however didn’t straight handle the January 6 breach of the US Capitol by rioters spurred on by her husband’s repeated claims that the election had been “stolen”.
The incident left 5 lifeless, together with a Capitol police officer. 1000’s of Nationwide Guard have since been deployed to Washington, DC and state capitals across the nation amid the specter of additional violence surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Trump had beforehand mentioned she was “disappointed and disheartened” by the violence, whereas additionally decrying “salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks and false and misleading accusations about me”.
Within the video launched on Monday, Trump urged US residents to “be passionate in everything you do, and always remember that violence is never the answer and will never be justified”.
Trump addressed the surging coronavirus pandemic within the US, the place greater than 24 million COVID-19 infections and greater than 398,00zero deaths have been confirmed, the best in each metrics of any nation on the planet.
Donald Trump has been criticised for allegedly taking part in down the specter of the virus because it first arrived within the US.
“I thank all of the nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals, manufacturing workers, truck drivers, and so many others who are working to save lives,” she mentioned. “I grieve for the families who have lost a loved one due to the pandemic. Every life is precious.”
The primary woman additionally touted her “Be Best” initiative, which focuses on points affecting kids, primarily wellness, on-line security and opioid abuse.
“The promise of this nation belongs to all of us,” Trump added in her farewell. “Do not lose sight of your integrity and values. There’s every opportunity to show consideration for another person, and build good habits into our daily lives in all circumstances.”
Trump, who’s the president’s third spouse and mom of his youngest son, Barron, is reportedly set to turn out to be the primary fashionable first woman to not welcome the incoming first woman – Jill Biden – for a tour of the non-public residing quarters within the White Home.
The outgoing president is as an alternative set to offer a farewell handle at 8am native time (13:00 GMT) on Wednesday earlier than a sendoff ceremony on Joint Base Andrews outdoors Washington, DC.
He’ll then head to Florida. The primary woman has not made her post-White Home plans recognized.