Melania Trump never completed degree and spun a web of lies to make her past 'simply disappear,' claims author

'None of the people I spoke to, except for her family, knew anything about her past before she met Donald,' author of 'Art of Her Deal' Mary Jordan said


                            Melania Trump never completed degree and spun a web of lies to make her past 'simply disappear,' claims author
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Melania Trump has taken a lot of effort to make her past disappear or at least keep it well hidden from the people of the United States before she entered the White House with her husband. As a result, the image of her that everyone is used to is nothing but made up of a web of her "little lies." 

While talking about her newly-published book about the first lady, called 'The Art Of Her Deal', Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist Mary Jordan said in an interview with Haaretz that many of the information circulated as Melania's background was actually false.

For example, while researching for her book, Jordan discovered that the FLOTUS never completed her degree in architecture and did never receive huge salaries for her modeling work. Another fact about Melania, that was widely reported at the time her husband won the Presidential election in 2016 was that she spoke five languages. Jordan said it had no truth to it and Melania merely spoke Slovenian and heavily-accented English. Her reasons for immigrating to the United States in 1996 also remain shrouded in mystery as her immigration documents have not been made public, as we reported earlier.

US President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump arrive for Tea hosted by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House in London, England (Getty Images)

“None of the people I spoke to, except for her family, knew anything about her past before she met Donald. She simply made it disappear,” Jordan said. She added that although the public is under the impression that the first couple hardly has anything in common, it was not accurate since both of them have successfully managed to lock their past away in boxes that are to be forever hidden from the public view. They are both essentially creating their own legacies. 

“He refuses to reveal his tax returns and she compartmentalized her past and never talked about it,” Jordan said, adding, "She is kind of lone wolf who acts quietly and maintains secrecy, and that was useful for him. She is very smart and savvy. She flatters him, but she also tells him the truth when something is not working.”

Jordan also revealed in the interview that her primary reason behind writing the book was to find out as much as she could about the first lady. “My purpose in writing the book was to find out who she really is. The real Melania Trump is much more interesting than the image people have. People claimed she didn’t want to be a first lady,” Jordan explained. "But I found her to be more politically ambitious than people thought.”

In a conversation with CNN a couple of weeks ago, Jordan touched on the "complicated" bond between Melania and her husband, as well as her relationship with stepdaughter Ivanka Trump. "Her brand is to be mysterious," the author of 'The Art of Her Deal' told CNN's Alisyn Camerota. "Just as Trump’s brand is to never stop talking. There’s no such thing as too much publicity. He made his name by putting Trump on everything — every building, every magazine. Well, her brand really is (to be) the most recognized, unknown person perhaps in the world."

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