(45) Melania Trump


Melania Trump



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Donald J. Trump

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Melania Trump Website

The White House: Melania Trump

White House Historical Association: Melania Trump

Papers/letters collections

Melania Trump Documents in the American Presidency Project

Historical sites

Bronze Statue of Melania Trump in Sevnica, Slovenia

Fascinating details

  • Born in Novo Mesto, Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia), Melania Trump is the second first lady to be born outside of the United States, Louisa Adams being the first. 
  • Her modeling career took her to New York City where she met Donald Trump at a fashion industry event.
  • Melania became a U.S. citizen in 2006, the same year she gave birth to her first child Barron William Trump.
  • She infrequently made appearances as ‘first lady’ since she was not fully confident in her knowledge of U.S. history, politics, and procedure.
  • Pioneered the “Be Best” campaign aimed at promoting children’s well-being and denouncing bullying, especially online.
  • Broke tradition by not hosting a “tea and tour” with incoming First Lady Jill Biden.