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Washington Post Objects to Melania Trump’s Bio for Listing Her Accomplishments

The Trump administration’s White House website, launched at noon today, displays the biographies of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, First Lady Melania Trump, and Second Lady Karen Pence. Mrs. Trump’s biography, like virtually all biographies, outlines her array of achievements, from serving as the Honorary Chairwoman for the Boy’s Club of New York to creating her own jewelry collection, “Melania Timepieces & Jewelry.”

The Washington Post took issue with the list of her accomplishments, however, decrying the bio for “promoting” Melania Trump’s modeling career and jewelry line. “Trump’s biography starts with traditional details such as her date of birth in her native country of Slovenia and information about her background as a model. That’s when the brief backgrounder takes a promotional turn,” the Post’s Kelsey Snell wrote. “The website includes a lengthy list of brands that hired her as a model and several of the magazines in which she appeared, including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.”

So her biography should have omitted the companies she worked for and the jewelry line she launched? The Post may sneer at her resume, but given that Mrs. Trump was a model and entrepreneur before becoming first lady, it’s not shocking that her biography highlights the major milestones of that career.

Austin YackAustin Yack is a William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism at the National Review Institute and a University of California, Santa Barbara alumnus.

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