Violence is never the answer and will never be justified, said outgoing US First Lady Melania Trump in her farewell speech on Monday.
“The greatest honour of my life has been serving the United States as its first lady,” said Melania. She paid tribute to the frontline workers who worked during the lockdown and conveyed that, “Be passionate in everything you do but always remember that violence is never the answer and will never be justified.”
While the death toll in the US due to Covid-19 has crossed 400,000, Melania urged the fellow Americans to abide by safety norms. “I ask all Americans to use caution and common sense to protect the vulnerable as millions of vaccines are now available,” she said.
In her seven-minute address in the White House, she did not mention anything about the incoming Biden administration. However, she urged the masses to be a part of her initiative – ‘Be Best’, a drive that she launched during the four years of her tenure as the first lady of US.
She referred to the restoration works done in and around the White House, she tweeted. “Over the past four years, I’ve had immense honor to call the @WhiteHouse home. W the help of @WhiteHouseHstry, dedicated staff & talented craftsman we completed many restoration projects – ensuring the history & beauty is preserved for generations to come.”
The ceremony was not attended by her husband and outgoing President Donald Trump who had announced earlier that he won’t be a part of the event. Trump is the first President in 152 years to skip the ceremony and he will depart for Florida hours before Biden swears in.