One of the more bizarre changes to the whitehouse.gov website can be found on First Lady Melania Trump’s biography, which also functions as a modeling resume and advertisement for her jewelry.
While the first few sentences feature the typical biographical info, the site also specifically plugs her jewelry line: “In April 2010, Melania Trump launched her own jewelry collection, “Melania™ Timepieces & Jewelry”, on QVC.”
Another odd feature is the exhaustive list of her many media appearances and magazine cover shoots:
“As a model, Melania has appeared in high profile ad campaigns and worked with some of the top photographers in the fashion industry, including Patrick Demarchelier, Helmut Newton, Arthur Elgort, Ellen Von Unwerth, Peter Arnell, Antoine Verglas and Mario Testino. She has graced the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, British GQ, Ocean Drive, Avenue, In Style, and New York Magazine. Her major layouts include the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Allure, Vogue, Self, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and Elle. In addition, Melania has appeared in numerous television commercials and television programs, including co-hosting The View with Barbara Walters.”
This comes on the same day that two separate campaigns to impeach her husband were launched on the grounds of his refusal to separate his business assets from his new responsibilities as President of the United States.
Changes to American .gov websites also include removing all mention of climate change and pages that affirm the federal government’s commitment to helping the LGBT community and people with disabilities enter the workforce.
Nathan Wellman is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW