Melania Trump’s website has disappeared after allegations she lied about her education
UPDATE (July 19): In a statement posted to Twitter, Melania Trump said her website was taken down because it does not accurately reflect her current business and professional interests.
“The website in question was created in 2012 and has been removed because it does not accurately reflect my current business and professional interests,” read the statement.
The accusations stem from a report by The Huffington Post that alleged Trump lied about receiving a degree in design and architecture at the University in Slovenia. According to two biographers, Trump dropped out after her freshman year.
“Born on April 26, 1970 in Slovenia, Melania Knauss began her modeling career at the age of sixteen. At the age of eighteen, she signed with a modeling agency in Milan. After obtaining a degree in design and architecture at University in Slovenia, Melania was jetting between photo shoots in Paris and Milan, finally settling in New York in 1996,” read her website.
However, the website has since disappeared – Melaniatrump.com now automatically reroutes to Trump.com.
Last week, Trump came under fire after many pointed out distinct similarities between her Republican National Convention speech and a speech first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008.
Meredith McIver, an in-house staff writer for Donald Trump, later took responsibility for passages that were lifted from Obama.
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“I did not check Mrs. Obama’s speeches. This was my mistake, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama. No harm was meant,” McIver said in a statement issued by the Trump Campaign.
McIver said she offered her resignation to the Republican presidential nominee, but was rejected.
The Trump campaign has not commented on the allegations surrounding Melania’s education.
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