Washington Examiner 
February 19, 2019
First lady Melania Trump took the stage at a Miami rally Monday to introduce her husband and told Venezuelan-Americans that she, too, knows what it is like to have lived without freedom.
“Many of you in the room know what it feels like to be blessed with freedom after living under the oppression of socialism and communism,” Trump told the Miami audience in a rare public appearance.
Trump was born in Slovenia in 1970. In 1990, the Socialist Republic of Slovenia dropped the “socialist” part of its name but did not officially become an independent republic until 1991.
Trump became a permanent resident of the U.S. in 2001 and obtained citizenship in 2006.
She told Venezuelan-Americans that their family and friends back home are “on the brink of reclaiming their own liberty.”
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