Melania Trump
Living Person
Nationality: United States (born in Slovenia, born in SFR Yugoslavia)
Date of Birth: 1970
Occupation: Fashion model
Spouse: Donald Trump (husband)
Children: Barron (son)
Political Party: Republican Party
Political Office: First Lady of the United States
Turtledove Appearances:
"Election Day"
POD: July 16, 1999
Type of Appearance: Direct (unnamed)

Melania Trump (born Melanija Knavs; Germanized to Melania Knauss; April 26, 1970) is a Slovene-born American former fashion model who was the First Lady of the United States from 2017 to 2021. She is married to Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Melanija Knavs was born in Novo Mesto, and grew up in Sevnica, in the Yugoslav republic of Slovenia. She worked as a fashion model through agencies in Milan and Paris, later moving to New York City in 1996. Her modeling career was associated with Irene Marie Models and Trump Model Management.

In 2001, Knavs became a permanent resident of the United States. She married Donald Trump in 2005 and obtained U.S. citizenship in 2006. She is the second First Lady (after Louisa Adams) born outside the United States, and the first one to be a naturalized citizen.

Melania Trump in "Election Day"[]

Melania Trump joined her husband Donald and his family on stage at Trump Tower when Trump gave his speech conceding victory in the 2016 presidential election to John F. Kennedy Jr.

Ralph Tompkins thought Melania looked like she wanted to be anywhere else, and had done so for the entire campaign.[1]

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  1. Alternate Peace, loc. 632-653, ebook.
Political offices
Preceded by
Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Jill Biden