After Nude Photos Are Released, Melania Trump Fights Accusation She Came to U.S. Illegally
Nude photos of Melania Trump taken in the 90s have prompted questions about the former model’s immigration status when she first arrived in the United States.
The provocative images published in the New York Post accidentally highlighted some inconsistencies in statements she’s made over the years, according to Politico.com.
She has said she came to America in 1996, but the nude photo shoots took place in 1995, according to the political news site.
In a statement, the GOP nominee’s wife said Thursday: “Let me set the record straight: I have at all times been in full compliance with the immigration laws of this country. Any allegation to the contrary is simply untrue.”
She noted she had become a citizen in 2006, and said there was “inaccurate reporting and misinformation” about her immigration status in 1996.
“I share my husband’s love for our country,” she added.
A major component of Donald Trump’s campaign is his promise to erect a “massive” wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, blaming illegal immigrants for bringing drugs and criminal activity into America.