Sep 30, 2015 by

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9.30.15 — As you read excerpts from this Washington Post article and consider Donald Trump for President, please ask yourself these questions:  


What kind of an image statement about America would Melania Trump make?


Would the Trumps with all their great wealth and expensive tastes portray a White House that really cares about the downtrodden?  


In an already over-sexualized culture in America, what kind of an influence would Melania and Donald have upon our young people?


Since the destruction of the American family is leading to the fragmentation of our society, what kind of a message would Donald Trump send about the importance of the traditional family?  


How Presidential would it look when photos of Melania in the buff and handcuffed to a leather suitcase are posted all around America and the world?  


Would such photos make Americans feel genuine respect for their President and First Lady?


How proud would Americans be to have Donald Trump as their President when details from past articles about his and Melania’s sex life hit the front pages?  


With Donald Trump’s past marital record, how could America feel confident that the First Family would pull together during difficult times for our nation?


Because it is vitally important for America to regain its respected position in the world, how much trust would the world place in a President and First Lady who  have surrounded themselves with glitzy limos multi-million dollar penthouses, diamonds, and caviar?


Donna Garner






9.30.15 – Washington Post


Meet Melania Trump, a new model for first lady


By Mary Jordan


Before she met Donald Trump at the Kit Kat Club in Manhattan and stepped into a glitzy world of limos and penthouses, diamonds and caviar, Melania Knauss lived quietly.

She grew up in one of the anonymous concrete apartment buildings of Yugoslavia when Josip Tito was its socialist leader and over-the-top capitalism, let alone full-blown Trumpism, didn’t exist.

“She never really wanted to stand out or be the center of attention,” said Mirjana Jelančič, an elementary school friend in the hilly town of Sevnica in what is now Slovenia.


Then she married The Donald.

The former high-fashion model started her own “Melania” line of jewelry, marketed a $150-an-ounce moisturizer made with caviar and wore a $200,000 Dior gown at their splashy Palm Beach wedding a decade ago.

Now, Melania Trump, 45, who shies away from speaking in public, finds herself directly in the 2016 campaign spotlight, an unconventional spouse of a most unconventional presidential candidate.

She would be the first first lady born abroad since Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, who moved into the White House in 1825. She is Trump’s third wife — another first for a first lady. Ronald Reagan, with a single ex-wife when he took office, was the only other divorced U.S. president.

She might also be the most linguistically gifted first lady, as she speaks four languages including heavily accented English. And, without doubt, she would be the only first lady to have posed in the buff while lying on a fur blanket handcuffed to a leather briefcase, as she did aboard Trump’s jet for British GQ in 2000

So far in the 2016 campaign season, Melania Trump has shown more of her homebody side than her provocative one. She only rarely accompanies her outspoken husband as he criss-crosses the country in his private Boeing 757.

Friends said she prefers to stay at home — or homes, actually, in New York and Palm Beach — with the couple’s 9-year-old son, Barron. On the campaign trail, her peripatetic 69-year-old husband, who is 24 years her senior, has said that Melania is watching him on TV from home, always supportive...

Paolo Zampolli wanted to throw a memorable party for his ID Modeling Agency during New York’s Fashion Week in 1998, so he chose the Kit Kat Club, a hot Manhattan night spot.

He filled the place with models, including Melania Knauss, the statuesque young Slovenian he had discovered working in Milan and Paris.

In an interview in New York, Zampolli said he often traveled through Europe’s fashion scene each year, selecting models who had not only the looks but also the temperament to survive the grueling pace of New York modeling.

In Melania, he said, he found someone “stable and focused.”

She seemed that way even as a school girl in Slovenia, according to her childhood friend Jelančič in an interview in their hometown. Melania Knav, who changed her surname to Knauss as her modeling career took off, was not only striking and smart but a practical girl who could sew and “create beautiful clothes,” Jelančič said.

That low-key lifestyle continued when Melania arrived in New York in the mid 1990s, said Edit Molnar, another model and friend. She saved her money and avoided the party scene.

“She was a homebody,” Molnar said in a telephone interview from Paris, where she now lives. “She is completely the opposite of Donald Trump.”

Molnar said Melania went to the nightclub that evening mainly out of loyalty to Zampolli and her agency. And there, she met Trump, who was out on the town with a date after splitting from his second wife, Marla Maples.

Molnar remembered watching Trump fall for her friend. “‘She is incredible,’” she recalled him saying. “‘I want this woman.’”

Melania refused to give him her phone number, but Trump was persistent and left his. Days later, she dialed it.

…Once Melania was with Trump, she became a hot commodity — especially since Trump was fond of bragging about their sex life.


Radio shock jock Howard Stern interviewed the couple by phone in 1999, and, true to his provocative form, he asked Melania what she was wearing.

“Not much,” Melania said coyly.

But her celebrity sex-appeal was cemented by her appearance on the January 2000 cover of British GQ magazine.

The icy, blue-green eyes. Plump, pouty lips. Lying seductively on a fluffy fur on Trump’s private jet. Wearing a sparkly necklace and not a stitch of clothing.

“Sex at 30,000 feet. Melania Knauss earns her air miles,” said the magazine’s headline.

GQ wanted a sexy photo essay about jet-setters“I was going for a sexy image because it was the cover of a men’s magazine,” Verglas said in an interview this month in a Manhattan coffee shop. “She is easy to photograph because she has no flaws.”

In another photo from that day, she is pictured on the fur blanket hand-cuffed to a leather briefcase. And there is the one of her standing on the wing in a red bra and thong, sunglasses and knee-high leather boots, pointing a pistol, Bond Girl-style.

A year later, Melania appeared in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated.

The day that Trump announced his candidacy in June, Melania was by his side as he descended the Trump Tower escalator to speak to the cheering crowd below.

She was at his side two months later, too, at the first Republican debate in Cleveland. But it is Trump’s daughter Ivanka who has spoken out more on his behalf.

Melania appeared on Trump’s former reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” where she showed off their lavish Fifth Avenue apartment, with Versailles-like gold leaf décor and breathtaking views of Central Park.

“You’re very lucky,” one of the contestants touring the apartment said to her.

And Melania, holding a glass of champagne, shot back:

“And he’s not lucky?”

Alice Crites in Washington and Nejc Trusnovec in Slovenia contributed to this report.


Donna Garner

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    In response to your question; The ones with any brains will respect Mr. Trump’s business accomplishments

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