Melania Trump is pushing back at concerns that she broke an immigration law when she came to the United States.
After a report surfaced that the Republican nominee’s wife may have come to the country under a tourist visa in the 1990s — which would not have authorized her to work as a model — she “set the record straight” on Twitter Thursday. (RELATED: The New York Post Publishes A NUDE PHOTO Of Melania Trump On Front Page)
“In recent days there has been a lot of inaccurate reporting and misinformation concerning my immigration status back in 1996,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Let me set the record straight: I have at all times been in full compliance with the immigration laws of this country. Period.”
“Any allegation to the contrary is simply untrue.” (RELATED: How Donald Trump Responded After The Post Published A Nude Photo Of Melania)
“In July 2006, I proudly became a U.S. citizen. Over the past 30 years, I have been fortunate to live, work and raise a family in this great nation and I share my husband’s love for our country.”
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) August 4, 2016
The report from Politico claims that there are “gaps” in Melania’s immigration story.
“While Trump and her husband, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, have said she came to the United States legally, her own statements suggest she first came to the country on a short-term visa that would not have authorized her to work as a model,” Politico reported Thursday. “Trump has also said she came to New York in 1996, but the nude photo shoot places her in the United States in 1995, as does a biography published in February by Slovenian journalists.”
On Thursday, Trump’s campaign refuted the claims made in the story.
“Melania followed all applicable laws and is now a proud citizen of the United States,” Hope Hicks said in a statement. (RELATED: More Nude Photos Of Melania Trump Just Surfaced — This Time There’s Another Woman Involved)