Melania Trump has broken her silence on Twitter in the wake of Joe Biden’s election victory, backing Donald Trump’s unfounded claims of electoral fraud.
“The American people deserve fair elections. Every legal — not illegal — vote should be counted. We must protect our democracy with complete transparency,” the first lady tweeted on Sunday.
The tweet, which marks the first post from the first lady since Mr Biden was declared winner of the 2020 election by networks and news agencies, signals her support for the president in his legal fight that lies ahead.
The campaign has filed at least seven lawsuits in battleground states since election day to challenge the ballot counts.
Many of Mr Trump’s inner circle of family members have largely remained conspicuously quiet online for hours following the announcement.
The president himself continued to personally hit out on Twitter against supposed fraud and election meddling in swing states that he claims cost him his victory on Sunday morning.