The process through which Melania Trump earned her citizenship to the United States has been a fishy one, at best.
While Trump spent a good portion of his 2016 presidential campaign promising to hold a news conference in which his wife would explain her immigration process in details, that was ultimately chalked up as yet another promise from the man that wouldn’t be followed through on, much like Mexico paying for the border wall, reinvented healthcare for all Americans, and tax cuts that helped anyone other than the 1 percent.
“Let me tell you one thing,” Trump stated at the time. “She has got it so documented, so she’s going to have a little news conference over the next couple of weeks.”
But in the end, American citizens all across the nation have essentially been left to speculate just how exactly Melania Trump managed to become a legal citizen.
Her “news conference” that was promised by her husband turned out to be nothing more than a copy of a letter from her immigration attorney, Michael J. Wildes posted to her Twitter account where he claims that Melania received an “Einstein” visa in 2000 by sponsoring herself “as a model of extraordinary ability,” obtaining the green card in 2001.
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) September 14, 2016
However, Wildes’ letter that was posted to Melania’s social media account in 2016 tells a wildly different story from the one he revealed to Univision just a month beforehand — when he stated that Melania Trump, then Melania Knauss, obtained her green card in the year 2001 “based on marriage.” A bombshell of an indication that Mel was married before her union to Donald in 2005.
Wildes, who claims he acted “on behalf of Trump models,” taking care of the legal footwork involved in obtaining visas and green cards when Donald owned the Miss Universe pageant said that he have been given authorization by the Trump Organization “to speak on the matters concerning Melania” but could not specifically state how the woman who would later become FLOTUS became a permanent resident of this country.
“Ms. Trump received citizenship in 2006 and prior to that she had a green card based on marriage,” Wiles stated during a recorded phone interview with the publication. “Before that, she had a work visa and was in full compliance on her visas and never disrespected any of them. That has been made clear to me.”
While there’s been no evidence of a marriage before Donald, the Trump attorney did state that he would seek out clarification when asked to explain his claims — but ultimately stated “I didn’t hear back, sorry,” before going on to say “There are certain parts of the process that remain private. The immigration authorities don’t discuss this nor should we.”
Looks like somebody’s got some ‘splaining to do.
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