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Melania Trump’s Sister Ines Knauss Also Received a Visa for ‘Extraordinary Ability’, Despite No Clear ‘Extraordinary Ability’

And it goes on and on and on …

We have had to report a lot recently, on the fact that Melania Trump is absolutely Donald Trump’s equal when it comes to a bunch of uniquely Trump characteristics. She is every bit as much about money as Trump is.

Additionally, if anything, Melania exhibits an even greater sense of entitlement than Trump because who else would demand a renovated bathroom in the White House before she moved in? (To keep Michelle’s cooties away?) She whines just as loudly as Trump about the unfairness of it all and the cruel media. And, when it comes to just sickening hypocrisy, Mel can “trump” anyone. This is the woman who shamelessly challenged Obama to produce a birth certificate – the black guy – when she herself had the shady immigration past. She is the immigrant who famously wore the “I don’t care, do U?” coat to visit immigrant kids on the border.

Now we learn from Stephanie Winston-Wolkoff that Melania’s hypocrisy went to a new level when it comes to what Republicans call “chain migration.” Melania apparently made arrangements for her sister, Ines Knauss, to get what is called a 0-1 Visa. The 0-1 Visa is different than the Einstein Visa that Melania “somehow” obtained, but still requires extraordinary ability. Melania asked Winston-Wolkoff to write a letter in support of Ines, except that Winston-Wolkoff knew immediately that Ines didn’t qualify.

From Winston-Wolkoff’s Melania & Me: “So what was Ines’s area of extraordinary ability in which she would “continue to work” in the US? I had no clue.”

First, the 0-1 visa requires, according to the U.S. government:

The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.

The O nonimmigrant classification is commonly referred to as:

O-1A: individuals with an extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics (not including the arts, motion pictures or television industry.

Umm, that’s not Mel’s sister, Ines. Indeed, Melania gave Winston-Wolkoff a sample letter to copy (this cannot be legal, can it?) and the sample letter said that Ines was renowned for “Design.” WTF?

We all design a lot of shit, like maybe a flower garden (mine was ass-kicking), or maybe someone had designs on asking someone out once. Where do you get a degree in “design?” Note, Melania had Winston-Wolkoff sign a letter that said “field of design,” with no further explanation. So did she design bridges? New quantum computers? Bras for real women? Or a new defense for the Raiders? We don’t know what Ines “designs.”  We only know that according to the letter she had a lot of passion, talent, and vision.

The letter linked Ines to the Trump Organization’s real estate deals – where Ines would use her “design” talents. It said that the Trump organization only hired “the best people.” We’ve heard this speech before …

In our own way, we all have a lot of passion, talent, and vision for our “designs” in this world. We just don’t have designs on ever being as hypocritical as Melania. Why doesn’t “law enforcement” look into whether any part of this application complied with “Law and Order!” We know why. They are hypocrites, out for themselves. And Melania is every bit his equal. Next time Melania ever talks about immigrants or goes to the border, just know that she’s not fit to serve those kids’ meals.

And of course, Ines received the O-1 visa, and is now a citizen. She gained citizenship around the same time hers and Melania’s parents received it in 2018.


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Jason Miciak is an attorney, author, political analyst and writer originally from Canada, with dual citizenship, living with his wife and daughter in southern Mississippi. He has an B.S. in Biology and a Minor in American History from Gonzaga University and a J.D. from the University of California. He does as little law as he can get away with while now doing full time writing for Political Flare. He also enjoys gardening, fishing, casual reading in science and dogs.


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