Former first lady Melania Trump's mother dies: NPR

Amalija Knauss, mother of first lady Melania Trump, walks on the South Lawn at the White House on June 18, 2017 in Washington. According to Trump's announcement late Tuesday, January 9, 2024, Naus died.

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Amalija Knauss, mother of first lady Melania Trump, walks on the South Lawn at the White House on June 18, 2017 in Washington. According to Trump's announcement late Tuesday, January 9, 2024, Naus died.

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Trump announced Tuesday that former first lady Melania Trump's mother has died.

“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved mother Amalijah,” Trump posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Amalija Knaves was a strong woman who always carried herself with grace, warmth and dignity. She was completely devoted to her husband, daughters, grandson and son-in-law. We will continue to honor and love her beyond measure. Her legacy,” he added.

A native of Slovenia, Knavs and her husband Viktor became US citizens in 2018. Family-based immigrationThis makes it easier for relatives of US citizens to obtain their own citizenship.

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