Melania Trump may have borrowed from Michelle Obama’s DNC speech, but she’s never broken any immigration laws, the aspiring first lady wrote in a statement on Twitter Thursday, August 4.
“In recent days there has been a lot of inaccurate reporting and misinformation concerning my immigration status back in 1996,” wrote the Slovenia-born former model. “Let me set the record straight: I have at all times been in full compliance with the immigration laws of this country. Period. Any allegation to the contrary is simply untrue. In July 2006, I proudly became a U.S. citizen. Over the past 20 years, I have been fortunate to live, work and raise a family in this great nation and I share my husband’s love for our country.”
Donald Trump’s wife’s statement comes after Politico published a story on Thursday alluding to “gaps in Melania Trump’s immigration story.”
According to Politico, Melania and the Republican presidential nominee both claim she came to the U.S. legally in 1996, but after racy nude photos of Melania working as a model in 1995 recently leaked, it “suggests she first came to the country on a short-term visa that would not have authorized her to work as a model.”
Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks denied Politico’s suggestion and told the site via email, “Melania followed all applicable laws and is now a proud citizen of the United States.”
Donald, as the world is well aware, has been slammed repeatedly for his harsh stance on immigration, including a proposal to build a wall (funded by Mexico) on the U.S–Mexican border. The former Apprentice host was also fired from NBC after he made racist remarks about Mexican immigrants back in June 2015.