Erasing Melania's Past: Her Website Gets Scrubbed Amid Reports She Lied About College Degree

MelaniaTrump.com—which before featured a biography of GOP nominee Donald Trump’s third wife, Melania—now redirects to Trump.com, the real estate mogul’s business website.


Melania’s missing website are thought to be tied to allegations that she fudged her education in her original bio to say that she’d gotten a degree in architecture from University of Ljubljana, in her native Slovenia. In reality, however, she “became—and remained―a college dropout” after her freshman year, according to Slovenian journalists Bojan Pozar and Igor Omerza, who wrote an unauthorized biography, “Melania Trump—The Inside Story: From a Slovenian Communist Village to the White House.”

Meanwhile, the official program at the Republican National Convention last week said Melania “obtain[ed] a degree in design and architecture at University in Slovenia.” Before it was scrubbed from the Internet, her website said the same.

In her profile of Melania for GQ, Julia Ioffe noted, “Melania decamped to Milan after her first year of college, effectively dropping out.”

Huffington Post has archived screenshots of older versions of Melania’s website claiming she has a college degree.

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