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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 miss her immeasurably and continue to respect and love her. Her legacy,” he added.
It is with deep sorrow that I announce the demise of my beloved mother Amalija.
Amalija Naus was a strong woman who always carried herself with grace, warmth and dignity. She was totally devoted to her husband, daughters, grandson and son-in-law. We will miss her…
— Melania Trump (@MELANIATRUMP) January 10, 2024
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.