Seth Meyers Blasts Melania Trump's 'Self-Serving' Statement On Capitol Riot

Seth Meyers lambasted Melania Trump for her "self-serving" statement on the Capitol violence in a scathing rant about the aftermath of last week's riot in Washington, D.C.

The frequent Donald Trump critic blasted the first lady's response to the violence, in his Monday night monologue, where the host commented on the call for "unity" being made by many Republicans.

"When it came to faux, self-serving, 'let's lower the temperature' rhetoric, the cake was taken by future former first lady Melania Trump," Meyers began.

Melania released a statement condemning the riots last week on Monday and also took the opportunity to dismiss "salacious gossip" about her following the events.

"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," the statement read. "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."

She added in the statement, which had lines from her RNC speech: "This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain."

"And let me make something clear!" Meyers continued. "Whether you're a Republican or Democrat, seditionist or law-abiding citizen, you leave this poor woman alone!" Gesturing to photos that have been called #FakeMelania body doubles by some, he joked: "And this woman! And this woman! Because any one of them could be her!"

"I mean, how dare you salaciously gossip about this woman after she 'Be Best' for you!'" Meyers continued. "She refurbished the White House tennis pavilion for you! You think she has time to play tennis? Between sending messages via jacket? And hating Christmas with all her heart?"

Elsewhere in the show, Meyers ripped into Republicans bemoaning losing Twitter followers after the social media site's purge of QAnon accounts.

"If you are a public figure in any capacity, but especially someone who was complicit in building or encouraging this violent insurrectionist movement that nearly toppled the United States government," Meyers said. "The most important thing for you to be focused on right now, obviously—obviously—is how many followers you have on Twitter."

Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn while returning to the White House on December 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the First Lady returned to Washington, DC early and will not be in attendance at the annual New Years Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

"I know I ask this a lot, but what the f*** is wrong with you people?" the comedian asked. "A violent mob of seditionists stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn democracy, people died, and you're whining about losing followers on Twitter?"

He added: "If a mob of violent terrorists lay siege to the Capitol and threatens to return and your biggest concern is how many Twitter followers you have, you're a sociopath."