Melania Trump website deleted after questions about her biography

Melania Trump website deleted after questions about her biography

The website of Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has been deleted.

Its removal comes as questions were raised about her biography on the site which reportedly said she has a degree in design and architecture from a university in Slovenia.

Clicking on www.melaniatrump.com brings internet users to www.trump.com - the website of The Trump Organisation, which features a biography of Mr Trump that does not mention his wife.

The Slovenian-born former model posted a statement on Twitter which said: "The website in question was created in 2012 and has been removed because it does not accurately reflect my current business and professional interests."

The removal of her website comes just days after her prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention went viral after many suggested that she stole parts of it from a speech given by Michelle Obama.

Social media users were quick to suggest that passages from the speech were very similar to one delivered by the First Lady at the 2008 Democratic convention.

A speech writer for Trump's company said Mrs Trump had read excerpts of Mrs Obama's speech to her when they were discussing people who inspired her and messages she wanted to share with the American people.

The speech writer said she then included some of the phrasing in the draft that became Mrs Trump's final speech, and did not check Mrs Obama's speeches.

Videos of the two speeches side by side were widely shared online.

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