Melania Trump's Website Mysteriously Vanished

July 29th 2016

Lucy Tiven

While much of the U.S. watched and live-tweeted Wednesday's Democratic National Convention, something curious occurred on the other side of the aisle — or rather the other side of the internet: Melania Trump's website seems to have disappeared, The Huffington Post reported.

The prospective first lady's website vanished days after various news outlets questioned the claim — printed in an RNC convention program and the biography section of her website — that she obtained a degree “in design and architecture at University in Slovenia.”

A Twitter user annotated a screenshot of the page — taken before it went *poof* — to draw attention to the controversial portion.

Questions about the veracity of the biography's assertions cast an ironic light on its title, "My World."

As of Wednesday night, Melania's "World" is cannot be found on the world wide web through its previous URL, www.melaniatrump.com. Instead, the URL redirects users to www.trump.com, the website for various businesses owned by Donald Trump.

Her disappearing website is the most recent twist in a series of Melania Trump-related fact-checking controversies.

Last Tuesday, CBS News reported that Melania Trump was not listed as having graduated the university, according to its official public records. Slovenian journalists Bojan Pozar and Igor Omerza, who penned a biography of her, also described her as a "college dropout," according to The Huffington Post.

Questions about Melania's education were only amplified when allegations surfaced that she had lifted portions of her speech at the RNC from one given by Michelle Obama in 2008.

ATTN: reached out to the Trump campaign about the website's disappearance and Melania Trump's degree and will update this post when we hear back.

On Thursday, Melania Trump shared a statement addressing the site's deletion on social media.


[h/t The Huffington Post]

Update: 7/28: 1:31 p.m.: This story was updated to include a tweet from Melania Trump addressing the disappearance of her website.