Melania Trump

Born:April 26, 1970 (age 50)
Career:First Lady of the United States, 2017-present
Party:Republican
Website:https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/first-lady-melania-trump

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.

Sources:

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.

The White House. (n.d.). Melania Trump. Retrieved on October 6, 2020, from https://www.whitehouse.gov/people/melania-trump.

White House Historical Association. (n.d.). Melania Trump. Retrieved on October 6, 2020, from https://www.whitehousehistory.org/bios/melania-trump.

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