Potential First Lady Melania Trump has still not held the long promised press conference to clear up immigration status questions raised by lurid nude photos allegedly shot in 1995, nor the reports that she resided in New York City that year either. However, the Republican nominee’s wife did release a lawyer’s letter claiming without any proof whatsoever, that her immigration status was acceptable.
Attorney Michael Wildes’ letter does not explain how Melania Trump was awarded a B series visa when Slovenia was only added to the Visa Waiver program in 1997 according to public records, which is the year after she purports to have arrived in this new letter – on October 16th, 1996.
As the attorney for Trump Models, Wildes it must be said that he not in any way a neutral third-party reviewing any records provided. Wildes did write a letter seeking to date and/or explain many of the holes in his client, the prospective First Lady’s immigration history. Trump Models, the Republican nominee’s company, is being sued in federal court for illegal labor and immigration practices, and has a Democratic Senator calling for a pair of federal investigations.
Mr. Wildes’ letter entirely lacks the kind of hard evidence which would provide any actual answers, to any questions, nor does his account square with other reports, and as such it should not be considered definitive. Was Melania Trump part of the human-trafficking operation that Trump was using to smuggle women from Eastern Europe into the United States for him to exploit? We still don’t know – but it’s certainly evident that Trump is all in favor of illegal immigration when it comes to beautiful white women.
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) September 14, 2016
Grant Stern is the Executive Editor of Occupy Democrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and an unpaid senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition.