First Lady hopeful Melania Trump has been under fire ever since she just so happened to repeat (nearly word for word) parts of Michelle Obama’s convention speech from 2008 last night. Now, Melania is left with the task of proving her credibility. And the Trump campaign isn’t making her job any easier.
As Politico points out, the official RNC schedule notes that Melania obtained “a degree in design and architecture at University in Slovenia” at some point. They tell us exactly when she signed a modeling career in Milan (1988), and they tell us exactly when Melania moved to New York (1996). When she left college is never specified, so we’re left to assume that the degree acquisition happened sometime in that range.
The only problem is that, according to pretty much everyone else, Melania Trump never actually graduated from college.
In a recent New York Times article—buried way, way down—the Times notes that “Melania’s entire family sensed potential in her modeling. After high school, she concentrated on her career, dropping out of architecture school. (She still claims on her website to have graduated.)”
So why did the program flat out lie about Melania’s “degrees”? It’s especially odd considering it would have been all too easy for the Trump campaign to touch only vaguely on Melania’s education experience. This wouldn’t have been any more honest necessarily, but it certainly would have been a far shrewder tactic than outright lying about something that can be so easily disproved.
This latest flub just adds to the growing body of evidence that not only is the Trump campaign dishonest, they’re incompetent, too.