Melania is very, very smart. She is fluent in Slovenian, English, French, Serbian, and German. “She provides great balance” to Trump, said Roger Stone, the candidate’s former political adviser who has known the couple since before they were married. She is smart — “not just an armpiece,” Stone said. “She would be the most glamorous first lady since Jackie Kennedy.”
Donald Trump wasn’t born to the purple. He was born in Queens which is part of New York City but is one og the five parts of a great metropolis. Melania came from Sevnica, a very small town in Slovenia, population 4,993 in the former Yugoslavia, one of the worst-formed countries in history. Yugoslavia was an attempt to unite former religious enemies, Roman Catholics and Orthodox Catholics, a Christian religious split responsible for many deaths. In the year 1054 The Church split along doctrinal, theological, linguistic, political, and geographical lines, and the breach has never healed.
Massive wars resulted. The Crusades, the Massacre of the Latins in 1182, the West’s retaliation in the Sacking of Thessalonica in 1185, the capture and Siege of Constantinople in 1204. The Roman Popes defiantly set up their churches inside the Orthodox territories so the religions went to war. In 1517 it happened again as Martin Luthur nailed his 95 thesis on the door of the Cathedral in Wittenburg, Germany and split the Roman Catholic church yet again.
Sound like the religious war between Islam, Judaism and Christianity? Well it was worse because the Popes formed and sent armies against the Orthodox territories. The world has endured religious wars since time out of mind. Yugoslavia was an impossible and doomed attempt to build one country out of three warring religions, Roman Catholicism, Orthodox Catholicism and Islam. The religions aren’t compatible. Yugoslavia is only one example. The War on Terror is another.
The great asset of Slovenia is the immense natural beauty of the land. From the Adriatic sea to the Alps, the terrain is so appealing because it varies so much.
Back to Melania who was born into this worldwide scrum in Slovenia, a country whose inhabitants are very good at getting along with friends and enemies because it’s a required National skill. Donald Trump is famous for making good deals to turn a profit. Slovenians must make good deals just to survive. Two tremendous dealmakers, Melania and Donald fell head over heels in love and their son Barron will carry on their legacy. The world should take note of that.