If you wonder why we don’t write much about Melania Trump then there are a number of reasons, but first and foremost is the strength of her Slovenian lawyer (the highly qualified, competent and respected Nataša Pirc Musar) and the fact that almost anything interesting or amusing we’d write would require legal support that’s beyond our means. A reminder to tread carefully in this regard comes today from The Daily Telegraph (UK), which published an apology for what it says are mistakes in an earlier story, “The Mystery of Melania Trump”, written as a review of a new book, Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump's Women, and now scrubbed from the Internet.
The newspaper has thus apologised unreservedly, as well as paying Mrs Trump’s legal fees and “substantial damages”, and made the following corrections and clarifications:
Mrs Trump’s father was not an overbearing and controlling man
Mrs Trump did not leave her Design and Architecture course at the University of Ljubljana in relation to the completion of an exam, but rather to pursue her career as a professional model.
Mrs Trump was not an unsuccessful model before meeting Mr Trump, nor did Mr Trump help her career.
Mrs Trump’s mother, father and sister did not move to New York in 2005 in order to live in buildings owned by her husband.
Mrs Trump did not cry on election night.
The full apology can be found here.