In an interview with Larry King Live in 2005 Melania Trump said that she had never been married before meeting Donald Trump.
But, Michael Wildes, an immigration attorney who worked for the Trump Organization, told Univision's investigative unit that she obtained a green card four years earlier in 2001, “based on marriage.”
Melania and Donald Trump were not married until Jan. 22, 2005 at Bethesda-by-the Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida.
When asked to explain the marriage discrepancy, Wildes said he would seek clarification, presumably from the Trump Organization. He later sent an email saying “I didn’t hear back, sorry.”
Wildes said he acted “on behalf of Trump models” and handled legal work to obtian visas and green cards for Miss Universe when Trump owned the pageant. He told Univision that he had been authorized by the Trump Organization “to speak on the matters concerning Melania.”
He said he could not comment on how the Melania Trump became a U.S. permanent resident.
“Ms. Trump received citizenship in 2006 and prior to that she had a green card based on marriage,” he said in a recorded interview by phone. “Before that, she had a work visa and was in full compliance on her visas and never disrespected any of them. That has been made clear to me.”
Wildes later clarified that legal privacy issues meant he could not discuss her status. “There are certain parts of the process that remain private. The immigration authorities don’t discuss this nor should we,” he said.
Apparently the Trump campaign is already pushing back on this story.
Of course that in no way means it is inaccurate as we have seen Trump do the same thing with virtually EVERY negative, yet factually based, story that has come out about him, his campaign, or his family.Trump campaign pushing back on Univision report in statement: "Melania was not married prior to her marriage to Mr. Trump in 2005."— Ben Schreckinger (@SchreckReports) August 6, 2016
And being married before really should make no difference, especially considering Trump's history with marriage.
However since the official Melania Trump biography claimed that she was only married one time to Donald Trump, and the campaign is pushing back against this story, that makes it newsworthy.
You know I cannot help but notice that virtually ANY of these scandals would have destroyed the campaign of any other politician, yet for reasons that completely escape me the Trump train keeps right on chugging away.