|Born:||April 26, 1970 (age 50)|
|Career:||First Lady of the United States, 2017-present|
Melania Trump became first lady of the United States when her husband, Donald J. Trump, assumed office as U.S. president on January 20, 2017. She is the second foreign-born first lady, after Louisa Adams, the British-born wife of President John Quincy Adams, who served from 1825-1829.
Trump, neé Melania Knauss, was born in Novo Mesto, Solvenia, on April 26, 1970. She began a modeling career at the age of 16, and studied at the University of Ljubljana for one year. She married businessman Donald Trump on January 22, 2005, and became a U.S. citizen in 2006.
Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention in the summer of 2016, but has played a relatively small role in both of his presidential campaigns. She launched BE BEST, an awareness campaign that strives to promote a world for children based on healthy living, kindness and respect, in 2018.
Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica (2020, Oct. 2). Melania Trump: American first lady. In Britannica. Retrieved on October 6, 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Melania-Trump.
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- RNC Speech - Aug. 25, 2020
- First Lady Melania Trump and Others on Cyberbullying - August 20, 2018
- Remarks at the U.N. General Assembly - Sept. 20, 2017
- Remarks at the 2017 International Women of Courage Awards - Mar. 28, 2017
- Remarks at Rally in Melbourne, Florida - Feb. 18, 2017
- Remarks in Wilmington, North Carolina - Nov. 5, 2016
- Remarks in Pennsylvania - Nov. 3, 2016
- Interview with Anderson Cooper - Oct. 17, 2016
- 2016 Republican National Convention Speech - July 18, 2016
- First Appearance Stumping for Donald Trump - April 4, 2016