We’ve all heard by now that Melania Trump has plagiarized portions of First Lady Michelle Obama speech at the Republican National Convention. While they say that “imitation is the best form of flattery”, the Trumps have never been known to flatter anyone but themselves.
Let’s face it – Melania Trump is no Michelle Obama. While she’s only been a U.S. citizen for 10 years, Melania’s accomplishments are far from Mrs. Obama’s. And even though we shouldn’t vote for President based on who they are married to, it’s still important to know who their spouse is.
With that said, here are the biggest differences between the two women –
Michelle: Mrs. Obama is highly educated. With a degree from Princeton & a law degree from Harvard, she is 1 of 3 First Lady’s with an advanced degree and the ONLY one to have 2 degrees from Ivy League universities.
Melania: It is has been reported that Mrs. Trump attended the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, but has no degree. While that may have been fine 40 or 50 years ago, she would be the only First Lady in modern times without a college education.
Michelle: Mrs. Obama has served in both the private & public sector, making over $300,000 during the height of her career. She was an attorney, an executive administrator and even a community-outreach worker. Coming from humble she has certainly made a name for herself as the 44th First Lady.
Melania: According to her website, Mrs. Trump has appeared in high profile ad campaigns and has worked with some of the top photographers in the fashion industry. She has her own jewelry line & skin care collection which debuted on QVC. Suffice it to say, her claim to fame has been her looks, not her academics.
Michelle: It’s no secret that Mrs. Obama has done a lot to advance good health & proper nutrition across America with her “Let’s Move” campaign. Not only is Mrs. Obama a mother of two, she was into community work long before she became First Lady. As early as in the nineties, Mrs. Obama worked to create her employer’s first community-service program.
Melania: Melania (Knauss) came to the United States in 1996 to pursue her modeling career, meeting Donald Trump in 1998. They married in 2001 but she did not become a citizen until 2006. Mrs. Trump has been active in the charity circuit, but not since the birth of her only child. Prior to that she was honored by the American Red Cross, and has served as honorary Chairwoman for The Boy’s Club of New York. It doesn’t seem that Mrs. Trump has any 1 “favorite” charity so perhaps making appearances with her husband is among her favorite things to do.
What do you think? Is Melania as qualified to be the next First Lady of the United States?