Near the beginning of Donald Trump’s campaign, after he labeled Mexican immigrants rapists and murders during his announcement, the Mexico-based media giant Univision took action by severing their business relationship with Trump.
Trump was furious. Shortly after, Univision became the first media outlet banned by the Trump campaign following this infamous scene involving Trump and veteran Univision reporter Jorge Ramos.
Trump then sued Univision after the company refused to continue airing his Miss Universe beauty pageants and the suit was settled in February.
Now it would seem that Univision has gotten the last laugh on Trump as questions began to surface in August about Trump’s Wife, Melania, and her immigration status.
During an interview with Larry King Live in 2005, Melania Trump said that her marriage to Trump was her first and only marriage. However, Michael Wildes, an immigration attorney who worked for Trump, told Univision’s investigative unit that Melania obtained a green card in 2001, four years before her marriage to Trump.
According to Wildes, the green card was “based on marriage.”
Melania and Donald Trump didn’t marry until Jan. 22, 2005. When asked if he could explain the discrepancy, Wildes told Univision that he would seek clarification (presumably from the Trump Organization). However, Wildes later sent Univision back an email saying “I didn’t hear back.”
A central pillar of Trump’s campaign has been immigration reform. He’s consistently made statements indicating that he would deport 11 million undocumented immigrants and even start a “task force” to kick down doors. But his most controversial policy involves the building of a border wall that he promises to make Mexico pay for.
Wildes later “clarified” that due to legal privacy issues he was no longer able to discuss Melania’s status:
There are certain parts of the process that remain private. The immigration authorities don’t discuss this nor should we,” he said.
This is not the first time Melania Trump’s immigration status has come under suspicion. Recently, doubts surfaced shortly after nude modeling photos of Melania were published, suggesting that she had previously worked within the U.S. before her official account says she was able to.
So far the Trump campaign has declined Univision’s request for comment.
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