After “Stiletto-gate” when first lady Melania Trump was pilloried for wearing high heels as she left the White House en route to storm-ravaged Texas, we can just imagine the ridicule she’ll receive (undeservedly of course) for this…
A private language school in Croatia is running an advertising campaign using Mrs. Trump’s image with the headline “Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English.”
Frankly, we wish that message would get through to some of our own “citizens,” but that’s another story…
The WashPo reports, Five billboards that emerged Friday show the first lady standing before a fluttering American flag and delivering a speech, presumably during President Donald Trump’s election campaign.
Ivis Buric, a spokeswoman for the American Institute in Zagreb — the local language school that posted the billboards — says the advertising campaign was not intended to mock the U.S. first lady in any way.
“There are different opinions about Melania Trump, but the fact is that she is the first lady,” Buric said. “She had to do a lot, including delivering speeches in English and addressing huge crowds in a foreign language.”
The first lady is no slouch when it comes to languages, speaking five as a matter of fact, including French, Serbian, German, her native Slovenian and English of course.
Melania Trump has hired a law firm in Slovenia to protect her image, which has appeared on different products there, including cakes, underwear and tourist billboards.
Yet Buric says she is not afraid that her billboard campaign could backfire.
“It is a positive campaign, nothing negative,” Buric said.
It does seem positive, but no doubt we’ll be able to do a follow-up article in a day or two with the liberal reaction.
[This article was written by Michele Hickford, author of the brutally honest and bitingly funny Do I Need To Slap You?]