Highlights of Melania Trump – KION546


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Here is a glimpse into the life of Melanie Trump, woman of 45th US President Donald Trump.


Date of Birth: April 26, 1970

Place of birth: Novo Mesto, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)

Birth name: Melanija Knavs

Dad: Viktor knav

Mother: Amalija (Ulcnik) Knavs

Marriage: Donald Trump (January 22, 2005-present)

Children: Barron

Education: University of Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)

Other facts

Changed her name spelling from Melanija Knavs to Melania Knauss while also being a professional model.

Speaks six languages: Slovenian, French, Serbian, German, Italian and English.

She is the second foreign-born first lady in U.S. history, after Louisa Adams, the English-born wife of the sixth U.S. President John Quincy Adams, who served from 1825 to 1829.

Became a model in Yugoslavia at the age of 16.

She has appeared in magazines such as GQ, Vanity Fair, and Sports Illustrated.


1996 – Moved to the United States, direction New York to work for ID Models.

1998 – Meet Trump at a party at the Kit Kat Club in New York.

2000 – Appears in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

March 19, 2001 – Obtains his green card.

July 2006 – Become an American citizen.

2010 – Launches her jewelry line, Melania Timepieces and Jewelry, on QVC.

April 2013 – Launches a caviar-based skincare line, Melania Caviar Complexe C6.

July 18, 2016 – Parts of his campaign speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention were said to have been plagiarized of a speech delivered by First Lady Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. A speechwriter working for Donald Trump’s company later assumes responsibility for the similarities between the two speeches.

September 1, 2016 – File a libel action against the British newspaper The Daily Mail and the American blog Tarpley, accusing them of publishing allegations that she was an escort in the 1990s. The Daily Mail and Tarpley both issue retractions.

November 3, 2016 – During a campaign speech in Philadelphia, Trump announces that she intends to end bullying on social media her goal as first lady.

November 20, 2016 – Donald Trump confirms he will live in the White House as president, but says Melania and their son, Barron, will initially stay in New York, so Barron can complete the year at the same school.

January 20, 2017 – BECOMES first lady of the United States.

February 2, 2017 – Maryland judge dismisses Trump’s libel lawsuit against UK newspaper The Daily Mail on jurisdictional grounds. Previously it was decided that Trump lawsuit against blogger Webster Griffin Tarpley goes forward.

February 6, 2017 – Trump’s lawyers backstop defamation lawsuit against UK newspaper The Daily Mail. This time it is filed in the New York Supreme Court where its publisher, Mail Media Inc., has offices.

February 7, 2017 – Trump’s libel lawsuit against Tarpley settled.

April 12, 2017 – Trump’s libel lawsuit against The Daily Mail and Mail Online is settled for $ 2.9 million.

September 23, 2017 – Trump is arriving in Canada on his first solo overseas trip as first lady, traveling to Toronto to lead the US delegation to the Invictus Games. She meets Canadians Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Great Britain Prince Harry, before attending the opening ceremony of the Paralympic-style games.

March 20, 2018 – During a round table with technological executives, Trump addresses those who criticized her for embracing a platform that includes cyberbullying saying, “I have been criticized for my commitment to solving this problem and I know it will continue. But that won’t stop me from doing what I know to be right.

May 7, 2018 – Trump announces his official platform during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden. The initiative, called “Be the best”, focuses on well-being, struggle opioid abuse and positivity on social media.

May 14, 2018 – Undergoes a procedure to treat mild kidney disease, according to a statement from the White House.

June 6, 2018 – Made its first public appearance after kidney surgery, attend a hurricane season preparation briefing.

June 17, 2018 – Releases a statement, via his spokesperson, expressing concern over the separation of families at the border: “Ms. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together for successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that abides by all laws, but also a country which governs with heart. ”

June 21, 2018 – Visit facilities in Texas that house children separated from their parents at the border.

Aug 9, 2018 – Trump’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs obtain American citizenship, according to their immigration lawyer. They get their citizenship through sponsorship of their adult daughter, one of the categories of family visas the Trump administration has sought to end.

2-6 October 2018 – made a solo trip abroad, visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt to a tour of Africa.

January 26, 2019 – British magazine The Telegraph, apologize to Trump for the article titled “The Mystery of Melania,” which contained several inaccuracies about his life and family.

March 5, 2020 – Receives reviews after She shares photos on social media of the renovations to the White House’s private tennis pavilion in the middle of coronavirus epidemic.

October 2, 2020 – Trump announces that he and Melania have tested positive for the coronavirus.

October 13, 2020The Justice Department files a complaint against Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, ex-girlfriend and former adviser to Trump, claiming to have violated a confidentiality agreement by publishing a revealing book. The complaint claims that neither the first lady, her chief of staff nor the White House council office received a draft of Wolkoff’s book and that the former adviser never sought permission to disclose the details of his work for the first lady. On February 8, 2021, the Ministry of Justice dropped the trial.

December 16, 2021Trump announces that he is selling an NFT or non-fungible token, titled “The Vision of Melania”. NFT is the first digital art to be sold on its new platform, which will regularly publish NFTs and is powered by Talk.

January 4, 2021Trump announces auction of some of his White House personal items, including a white hat she wore on a visit to French President Emmanuel Macron in 2018, a watercolor, and an NFT of the white hat.

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