Melania Trump’s Website Taken Down After Degree Claim Debunked
Melania Trump’s website that had incorrectly claimed that she had received a college degree has been removed and the address now redirects visitors to the Trump Organization’s website.
The website’s removal was first noticed by The Huffington Post.
In a tweet Wednesday, she said that the “website in question created in 2012 and has been removed because it does not accurately reflect my current business and professional interests.”
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) July 28, 2016
The website had claimed that she had received a college degree before becoming a skin care entrepreneur and philanthropist. CBS News confirmed during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week that her claim that she earned a degree in design and architecture at the university in Ljubljana, Slovenia was not true.
The convention program read, “After obtaining a degree in design and architecture at University in Slovenia, Melania was jetting between photo shoots in Paris and Milan, finally settling in New York in 1996.” This was a direct quote from her website.
CBS News checked the official public records of the university, and Melania Trump is not listed as having graduated from there with a degree.
She also came under fire last week for plagiarizing parts of first lady Michelle Obama’s speech from the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
(h/t CBS News)