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Title: Fact Check: Is First Lady Melania Trump Fluent in Five Languages?
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Published: Aug 30, 2020
Author: SIEEKA KHAN
Post Date: 2021-07-10 14:27:27 by BTP Holdings
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Comments: 7

Fact Check: Is First Lady Melania Trump Fluent in Five Languages?

BY SIEEKA KHAN AUG 30, 2020 01:53 PM EDT

In February 2016, months before President Donald Trump was elected, First Lady Melania Trump was interviewed by MSNBC. She talked about her previous work as a fashion model, and she also said that she spoke multiple languages, namely Italian, French, English, Slovene, and German.

Melania Trump's linguistic skills

After the interview, social media posts and news articles declared her as a very skillful linguist. A lot of people are now wondering if it is true that she can speak five languages.

Melania Trump was born in the Central European country of Slovenia, and she worked as a fashion model in different European countries before she traveled to New York City in 1996.

In 2001, she attained permanent U.S residency through what is colloquially known as the "Einstein visa," which is a green card given to immigrants with amazing abilities. In 2006, she became a U.S citizen.

The First Lady has given a lot of interviews and speeches in English as an American public figure. The public is now curious if there is any evidence that she speaks the languages that she claims she knows, as some are doubting her claims of being multilingual.

The evidence

In May 2017, President Trump, Melania Trump, and Ivanka Trump visited Pope Francis in Rome. A news clip captured the Pope asking the first lady in Italian what she feeds her husband.

Melania Trump did not appear to understand the question until a translator repeated it in English. The video was posted by Inside Edition.

During the same trip, Melania Trump visited a children's hospital but did not speak Italian aside from rudimentary phrases, while speaking in English with the children for the rest of the time.

Even when she said some Italian phrases, she employed the incorrect conjugation. The video was posted by Rome Reports.

Also, when President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited France, a video of the event was posted by The Telegraph, and it was captioned "Melania Trump speaks French" but it did not capture her saying much more than "Hello" and the phrase "My name is Melania" in French.

There are no videos of her speaking German. She attended the G20 summit dinner in 2017, and she talked to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who can speak English and German, but it was not reported what language they used while conversing.

According to AMERICAblog Editor John Aravosis, who is also multilingual, if Melania Trump is really distinctive among all the U.S first ladies with her fluency in multiple languages, she would at least demonstrate her skill by briefly engaging locals in conversations in their native languages when she went to Europe with the President, but she didn't.

Basically, the claim that the First Lady can speak multiple languages is deemed "unproven" since there is no concrete evidence that she could speak the languages that she claims to know.

The only two languages that she is undeniably fluent in are English and Slovene since it is her native language.

The White House also did not release any statement regarding her claim, and no other videos were posted of her speaking in Italian and French, except during her visit to Europe.


Poster Comment:

At least Melania makes an effort. Jill Biden can barely string together a simple phrase in Spanish.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

Is First Lady Melania Trump Fluent in Five Languages?

Who cares? Women should be seen, not heard.

Women who look like her should be seen often.

StraitGate  posted on  2021-07-10   15:21:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: StraitGate (#1) (Edited)

LOL

(Edit) She was an elegant woman not much unlike Nancy Reagan. I feel bad as to how poorly she was treated. I suppose that was one of the first signs that this country was devolving into insanity.

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2021-07-10   15:31:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: StraitGate (#1)

Women who look like her should be seen often.

I wonder if Donald took a Tic Tac before he kissed her the first time. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-07-10   15:37:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

Get me Melania's phone number, BTP! I'll pay you 200 bars of gold pressed latinum.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2021-07-10   16:33:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

She had to know how to take to a lot of different men, after all she was a high paid hooker, sorry escort.

Darkwing  posted on  2021-07-11   7:52:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Dakmar (#4) (Edited)

Get me Melania's phone number, BTP! I'll pay you 200 bars of gold pressed latinum.

Ferengi money? No deal. ;)

BTW, I knew this guy in Chicago with a good looking blond haired, green eyed daughter. I bet she is long married off. :-/

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-07-11   10:32:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Esso (#2)

I feel bad as to how poorly she was treated.

Melania brought prayer back into the government by reciting the Our Father.

If this country turns its back on God we are doomed.

Remember, the Revolution started in the pulpits of the churches. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-07-11   10:42:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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