Who Is Melania Trump? Narrated by Logan Guntzelman | NowThis

– Can you picture yourself the first lady? – Yes, I would be very
traditional, like Jackie Kennedy. – [Logan] That’s Melania Trump in 1999. She’s now America’s first lady and Donald Trump’s third
wife, that we know of. I’m comedian Logan Guntzelman, and I’m here to tell you
all about our first lady. Melanija Knavs was born in
Novo Mesto, Slovenia in 1970, making her the only first
lady in nearly 200 years to be born outside of the U.S. And one of the only
immigrants married to someone who seemingly hates immigrants. Melania’s father, who
some have suggested looks like the Donald, was a
member of the communist party and her mother was a pattern
maker for children’s clothing. When Melania eventually became first lady, she sponsored her parents
to successfully emigrate to America, taking advantage
of chain migration, where a green card
holder or legal resident can sponsor a family
member to live in the U.S. It’s a practice Trump
very badly wants to end. – The legislation must
end chain migration. We have to end chain migration. – [Logan] Thanks to chain migration, the whole family can discuss this topic together at Thanksgiving now! Growing up, Melania was always interested in fashion and the finer things in life. The New York Times notes,
“Melania wrapped her notebooks “in magazine perfume ads and kept “her knitted sweaters in purple lockers.” She attended the Secondary School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana, where she listened to a tasteful palette of
angst: Metallica and The Cure. It’s unclear if she listened
to the song, “Just Like Heaven” while daydreaming about a spray tanned, twice married, avid tennis
player from New York City. – And then I moved to Milan
and Paris to live there. And I had successful modeling career. – [Logan] Melania matriculated at the University in Slovenia,
studying architecture but ended up dropping out of school, although her Facebook
page claims she graduated. Later, she finished second
place in Jana Magazine’s, Face of the Year contest in 1992. She changed her name to Melania Knauss and her modeling career took off. She moved to New York in 1996 and modeled mostly in print. As a 25 year-old, she was featured in a sexually explicit shoot for a French-men’s magazine called, “Max”. The New York Post paints the picture, “The raciest of the photos
shows Melania lying nude “in a bed as Scandinavian
model Emma Eriksson, “also naked, embraces her from behind, “just below her breasts,
which are fully exposed.” Two years later, she met
future Saturday Night Live host and soon-to-be President of
the United States, Donny J. – We met in New York, 1998. It was a fashion week. – [Larry] Were you introduced? – Well, no. We were both at the same
party and that’s how we met. He came to me–
– Like her right away? – I went crazy. I said, “I was actually
supposed to meet somebody else”. – [Logan] According to The New Yorker, the two broke up briefly in 2000, when Trump was considering
a run for president. But in 2004, Trump proposed to Melania with a $1.5 million ring at the Met Gala. – What was it that you saw
in Donald when you met him? Or fell in love with him. – His mind, amazing mind. – [Logan] Ahhh yes, his amazing mind. While seemingly falling head over heels for the reality star,
in 2005, she appeared in this insurance commercial. – Aflac! – [Logan] The same year, she married Trump in Palm Beach, Florida at Mar-A-Lago. In attendance were
Trump’s closest friends, like Trump’s soon to be 2016
Democrat presidential opponent Hillary Clinton and her
husband Bill, Billy Joel, and the face of the Ukraine scandal and an ostensible enemy of
Melania, Mayor Rudy Giuliani. – I never talk to Mr. Giuliani. – [Logan] A year after the wedding, Melania gave birth to her son, Barron, who Trump admitted he wouldn’t
take care of or even see. – Now I know Melania. I’m not gonna be doing the diapers. I’m not going to be making the food. I may never even see the kids, frankly. – [Interviewer] No you– – [Logan] During her
husband’s presidential run, Melania made a speech at the
Republican National Convention in 2016, which was, in-part, plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech. A CNN side by side shows the similarities. – You work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond. That you do what you say you’re gonna do. – You work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond. And you do what you say
and keep your promise. – [Logan] Melania claimed
she wrote the speech, quote, with as little
help as possible, unquote. After her husband won
the presidency, Melania, as first lady, has championed the fight against cyber bullying amongst children. It’s one of her three pillars
in her “Be Best” campaign. Which is curious considering
her husband’s Twitter habit. For instance, after Time
magazine recently announced 16 year old international
climate activist, Greta Thunberg, as their person of the
year, trump tweeted: “So ridiculous. “Greta must work on her
Anger Management problem, “then go to a good old
fashioned movie with a friend! “Chill Greta, Chill!” Also, Trump is a fan of
the classic bully move of using ad hominem attacks: “While @BetteMidler is an
extremely unattractive woman, “I refuse to say that
because I always insist “on being politically correct.” – [Logan] But at least he can dish it out just as hard as he can take it. “I have never seen a thin
person drinking Diet Coke.” – Social media can be both positively and negatively effect on our children. – [Logan] The booklet for
Melania’s, “Be Best” initiative was criticized for plagiarizing
an Obama-era booklet. Twitter users noted the similarities, all except for the intro. It seems as long as Melania
continues to plagiarize, Obama era policy might
actually stay in-tact. But perhaps Melania should’ve
taken her own advice on being best when
visiting migrant children on the Texas-Mexico border,
one of the epicenters of Trump’s family separation policy. On a visit to a child detention center, Melania wore a jacket that read, “I don’t really care, do u?” – I could say I’m the most
bullied person on the world. – [Logan] She later
claimed it was in response to how she is portrayed in the media. But she largely hasn’t
been covered all that much. Except for broad reporting on
her blood red Christmas trees. She’s been one of the most
enigmatic first ladies in one of the least
enigmatic administrations. There have been, however,
extensive amounts of reporting on Melania’s relationship
with her husband. Some say she’s being held hostage, a prisoner in her own home. Others say she’s complicit in his acts and estranged from the president, secretly mounting a coup. And some say the couple is perfectly fine. It’s unclear where she falls in this love triangle
encompassing herself, her husband’s ego, and her husband. But maybe we’re all overthinking it. And maybe, just maybe,
she just doesn’t care. (singing in foreign language)

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. trump and his family have been abusing the power of the White House since day one. the fact that none of them is being punished for it shows how deeply the justice system is corrupt and broken. the problem is not trump nor his family, the USA is deeply corrupt and broken in all levels.

  2. Trump hates immigration from non-white countries. If he could legally do it he would only allow white immigrants into the country.

  3. She lied about her university degree, came in the US on a Einstein-visa for exceptionally established scientists; another lie, met Donny as a callgirl & NOT a model, failed the children locked up in cages or the millions of US-kids going hungry every day & she still covers the most corrupt administration ever – the woman is complicit – period !!!

  4. U said it She don't care……… so upsetting and heartbreaking. Shameless where is her brain and her heart???? She's got the power to speak up if she want… but choose not to. Domestic violence is all around but she has to much stronger… if she want to

  5. Stop getting plastic surgery! Gross! Throw up! 🤢🤮 so ugly only an old guy would marry her! Probably an age gap of 30 years or more!

  6. Okay thankfully almost all the people that are commenting, are mentally healthy, and because they are almost all against! But yes they are confused if they have to press 👍 or 👎

  7. What a woman! Gorgeous, intelligent and elegant. Also, as a guy I'm not into women's fashion but do notice her amazing style and how she wears things so well.

  8. On Dec 10, 2019, the day the articles of impeachment were announced, Trump held a closed-door meeting with the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, at the White House, but the 2 gave diverging accounts of what was discussed. In May 2017, Lavrov visited the White House where Trump disclosed highly classified information to him about US intelligence-sharing arrangements. IMHO, it appears that Melania is a top level Russian interloper.

  9. The List Of President Trump's Accomplishments So Far…IGNITING A HISTORIC ECONOMIC BOOM: President Trump’s pro-growth policies are unleashing economic growth and providing opportunities to workers across the country.
    * Due to President Trump’s pro-growth policies, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth exceeded 3 percent over the last four quarters.
    * Real GDP grew at annual rates of 3.4 percent in the third quarter of 2018 and 4.2 percent in the second quarter.
    * More than 5 million jobs have been created since President Trump’s election and the unemployment rate remains below 4 percent.
    * This is the eighth time this year that the unemployment rate has been below 4 percent.
    * Prior to this year, the unemployment rate had fallen below 4 percent only five times since 1970.
    * The unemployment rate for African Americans in May fell to 5.9 percent, which is the lowest rate on record.
    * Asian and Hispanic-American unemployment rates have reached record lows this year.
    * Initial weekly jobless claims have hit a nearly 50-year low under President Trump.
    * Under President Trump, job openings outnumber the unemployed for the first time on record.
    * Recently, more than two-thirds of Americans rated “now” as a good time to find a quality job, tying a record high in a poll by Gallup.
    * Americans are seeing more money in their pockets thanks to the booming economy.
    * In recent months, workers have seen their largest nominal year over year wage growth in nearly a decade.
    * In 2017, real median household income rose to a post-recession high.
    * President Trump’s policies are helping to lift Americans out of poverty.
    * African-American and Hispanic-American poverty rates reached record lows of 21.2 percent and 18.3 percent, respectively, in 2017.
    * Since the election, 4.6 million Americans have been lifted off of food stamps.
    * Consumer confidence has soared under President Trump, recently reaching an 18-year high.
    * President Trump is delivering on his promise to bring back American manufacturing.
    * The National Association of Manufacturers’ Outlook Index had the highest annual average in its history over the past year.
    * Manufacturing added 284,000 jobs in 2018, the most added in a year since 1997
    * Small Business optimism jumped to a record high under President Trump, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
    * The NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index broke a 35-year record in August.
    * President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, ushering in the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in American history.
    * These tax cuts are delivering real results for American families and workers.
    * More than 6 million workers received tax cut bonuses and benefits.
    * More than 100 utility companies have announced lower rates.
    * President Trump is ensuring American workers receive the training and education they need to compete in today’s economy.
    * President Trump signed an executive order establishing the National Council for the American worker.
    * More than 185 companies and associations have signed our “Pledge to America’s Workers,” promising more than 6.4 million new training and career opportunities.
    * The President signed legislation that reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, making more than $1 billion available for career education programs.
    * President Trump has prioritized the economic empowerment of women.
    * The women’s unemployment rate recently reached its lowest rate in 65 years.
    * The Small Business Administration lent approximately $500 million more in capital to women-owned businesses in 2017 compared to 2016.
    * The Administration helped launch the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, which could leverage more than $1 billion to support women entrepreneurs.
    ROLLING BACK RED TAPE: President Trump is rolling back costly regulations that have burdened hardworking Americans and stifled innovation.
    * President Trump has followed through on and exceeded his promise to roll back two regulations for every new one created.
    * President Trump’s Administration surpassed the 2:1 ratio in 2018, eliminating 12 regulations for every new one in 2018.
    * In 2017, the Trump Administration eliminated 22 regulations for every new one.
    * Since taking office, President Trump’s deregulation efforts have achieved $33 billion in regulatory savings.
    * In 2018, these efforts alone delivered $23 billion in benefits to American families and business owners.
    * President Trump has signed 16 Congressional Review Act resolutions into law, eliminating burdensome Obama-era rules and regulations.
    * President Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, which would have harmed America’s economy and cost American workers millions of jobs.
    * President Trump signed an executive order to streamline the permitting process for infrastructure projects with a goal of cutting approval time from up to 10 years to an average of 2 years.
    * President Trump signed legislation to roll back burdensome Dodd-Frank regulations that harmed community banks.
    NEGOTIATING BETTER DEALS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: President Trump is negotiating fair and balanced trade deals that protect American industries and workers.
    * President Trump negotiated a new trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico to replace the disastrous and outdated North American Free Trade Agreement.
    * Once enacted by Congress, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) will better serve the interests of American workers and businesses.
    * USMCA will incentivize billions of dollars in auto and auto parts production in the United States and create a freer and fairer market for American agriculture.
    * USMCA also includes the strongest-ever provisions on labor, environmental, digital, and intellectual property protections to reflect the realities of the 21st century economy.
    * The President renegotiated the United States–Korea Free Trade Agreement to preserve and grow jobs in the American auto industry and increase American exports.
    * The United States and Japan are set to begin negotiations on a United States–Japan Trade Agreement.
    * President Trump is establishing a new trade relationship with the European Union (EU), working toward the elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers to transatlantic trade.
    * President Trump has established a Trade and Investment Working Group to lay the groundwork for post-Brexit trade with the United Kingdom (UK) and has notified Congress of his intent to negotiate a free trade agreement with the UK.
    * This year, President Trump filed a withdrawal notification with the Universal Postal Union, launching a one-year negotiation to secure fair international postal rates for American mailers.
    * President Trump has expanded market access for American agricultural producers.
    * Argentina has opened to American pork and beef, Brazil to American beef, Japan to lamb and Idaho chipping potatoes, South Korea to American poultry, and more.
    * The Administration authorized $12 billion to aid farmers affected by unfair retaliatory tariffs.
    * The Trump Administration has begun the process to expand the sale of E15, or gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol, to year round.
    * Under President Trump, the United States will no longer accept bad trade deals and unfair trade practices that harm American workers and industries.
    * One of the President’s first actions after taking office was withdrawing the United States from the terrible Trans-Pacific Partnership, which incentivized outsourcing.
    * In 2017, the Administration oversaw 82 antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
    * President Trump is holding China accountable for its unfair trade practices, such as the theft of intellectual property, by imposing tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods.
    * Following President Trump’s successful meeting with President Xi in Buenos Aires, both agreed to conduct negotiations over 90 days to address the United States concerns.
    * American steel and aluminum jobs are coming back following President Trump’s tariffs to protect domestic industries that are vital to national security.
    * President Trump imposed tariffs to protect American-made washing machines and solar products that were hurt by import surges

  10. All you folks on the left are so low . And you cant even see it. This is some sick stuff on this video. And the comments also . And on Dec 25 too. SAD !!

  11. And, hurl. This would be a great, inspirational story were Melania acting as we need and expect a First Lady to do, which is in service and inspiration to the nation. The "Three Pillars" are fiction. This woman is tragic. And, as a First Lady, useless.

  12. Let me get this straight. In 1990 Trump is married to an Eastern European woman named Ivana who's father according to sources, was a spy forThe Communist Intelligence Service in Prague,Czechoslovakia and that organization, had started spying on Donald Trump in the late 1980's. At that time hTrump is also humping another Eastern European named Melania who's father was a member of the Russian Communist party? So, how far back does Donalds relationship run with the Russian Mafia? By the mid 90's Tump was getting serious money from two banks in Germany. One called Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank specializing in Central and Eastern countries of Europe, meaning countries from the old soviet States. the other bank being the German bank, Deutsche Bank that has paid serious fines for failing to follow banking protocol in it's lending of monies to certain people like Trump. I guess I'm just becoming inured to the many, many coincidences as I learn more about how Trump rolls. How long has Russia been working on this deal? I know Putin didn't become the Prime Minister on August 10, 1999. I suppose the next thing we'll learn is that Trump is a Double Agent just like Felix Sater!

  13. Obviously 🙄 there was no future in modeling, so she was forced to settle with Trump,
    deformed old 💨,
    he won’t bug Melania too often
    if she hides his Viagra 🤣🤣

  14. Don't like her and never will. She's just like her husband, she's only after money and position. She's a nobody compared to other first lady.

  15. Americans don't want to hear people speaking foreign languages in America so why do they agree with first lady bei g a foreigner and not being able to speak English! If she is supposed to speak 5 or 7 languages, hope she speaks them better than she speaks E glish.

  16. It’s unfair that she is so harshly portrayed but it is entirely in step with how the world feels free to use and see whomever they want without any regard to the actual human being. I don’t know if she is a good person, a bad person, or, a person who has the average amount of each quality just like the majority of us. I do know that we as a society have no excuse not to understand all the psychological, emotional, financial, physical, legal, and historical reasons that she most likely is unable to fully express herself to the world. Her actions and words are closely scripted to benefit her husband’s agenda; her so called goodwill campaigns seem more critically ironic in many ways, and she has her newly established family and young son to consider regarding any possible dissent or divergence from the most arrogant, self serving, influential and powerful individual on the planet. How about cutting this woman some slack and not expecting her to endanger her life for some purity test of goodness? Everything about this says emotional abuse to me. Perhaps even worse. I am going to allow time to tell on my view of her, because she represents the saddest aspects this world places on female shoulders. She isn’t her husband or his actions. Her silence is not her approval. There’s no good way to judge a person who is not in full control of their life and who lives in the strange shadows of expectation and projection. Until Melania can walk away free and holding her own torch high no one else should judge her for the sake of real honesty and truth. She may not be able to understand her life yet either. Empathy is usually the best choice any of us can gift to another.

  17. I thought these ppl love immigrants? Oh not when the immigrant is Melania Trump. What happened to championing for women? Oh as long as she isn't a Trump or a conservative or republican, right?

  18. The most beautiful first lady! Stop hating. She breaks history. @nowthis is very misleading. Obviously he doesn't hate immigrants. Why can't haters get that through their heads. We have a problem with illegal immigrants. It's not safe for just anyone at anytime to just come in out of this country

  19. "seperating children" is just a buzz word used by democrats to play on the emotions of the dumb, people have to look at why the children are being separated.. adults are only allow to be detained for something like 30 days and have to be released (back in their own country) because it's inhumane to keep a person in a cage, however children are kept because they cannot work so they are kept so they can have a roof and 3 meals each day… i mean we can end family separation and just send everybody back

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