Melania Trump wants America to know that her husband, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, is not Hitler. Asked by Du Jour magazine what she thinks of highly publicized comparisons between her reality-TV star husband and the notorious Nazi dictator, Melania said: “We know the truth. He’s not Hitler. He wants to help America. He wants to unite people. They think he doesn’t but he does. Even with the Muslims, it’s temporary.”
However, she admitted: “Maybe he needs to say it in a softer way. He doesn’t go after religions. He feels like we need to know who’s coming to this country. If not, we don’t have a country.”
We see Melania Trump as Donald Trump’s wife, the gorgeous former “super” model who is at his side when he wins. But who is Melania Trump? Well, we did a little digging, and honestly, Melania is much more interesting that I would’ve thought.
Melania was born Melanija Knavs on April 26, 1970, in a small town near Sevnica, Slovenia, which was at the time a part of communist Yugoslavia. Her father was a car dealer and her mother a fashion designer. She became a U.S. permanent resident in 2001 and a citizen in 2006. If Donald Trump wins, Melania will be the first First Lady born outside the United States since Louisa Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams. And she will be the first First Lady from a communist country. Additionally, she would be the first First Lady to have posed nude for a magazine.
Melania began modeling at 16, then took a break to go to college at the age of 18. She attended the University of Llubljana in Slovenia, and received a degree in architecture and design. She resumed modeling after college and moved to New York City in 1996.
Melania met Donald Trump in 1998 in New York City. Trump proposed in 2004 and they were married at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida in January 2005. Melania is Trump’s third wife…he was married to Ivana Trump from 1977 to 1992, and Marla Maples from 1993 to 1999.
Melania is 5’11”, and wouldn’t be the tallest First Lady. She would tie with Michelle Obama and Eleanor Roosevelt who were both 5’11” as well. Once she married Donald, Melania became involved in philanthropic endeavors, including the Martha Graham Dance Company, The Boys Club of New York, and The American Red Cross.
Melania has one son with Donald Trump, Barron Trump, and Barron speaks his mother’s native Slovenian language. Melania is also fluent in English, French, Serbian and German.
And last but not least, she is married to probably one of the worst people on the planet, and we can only hope she never becomes First Lady.