First Lady Melania Trump has cropped up on billboards in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, promoting the value of learning the English language.
The ad campaign is being run by Američki Institut, which provides opportunities for students to study in the United States.
Trump’s image is featured alongside the words, “Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English.”
Liberals, as you know, believe that suggesting others learn English upon entry into the country is extremely racist and xenophobic.
We entered the billboard game. pic.twitter.com/aqmhJYAe58
— Američki institut (@Amerinstitut) September 15, 2017
Lib comedian Chelsea Handler, shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, mocked Melania for ‘barely speaking English.’
@Darren32895836 I will take Melania’s accent ANY DAY over Chelsea Handler’s foul mouth. Melania has class/grace/speaks 5 language
— Gma Hope (@lovinggma55) January 26, 2017
According to the New York Times, the Američki Institut campaign features five billboard with a similar message, all featuring Mrs. Trump with an American flag waving in the background.
Brett Campbell, the Institut’s co-founder, said during an interview with the local media that the marketing campaign is designed to remind people “of the importance of knowing the world of languages and how much knowledge is essential for international success.”
Ivis Buric, a spokeswoman for the Institute agreed, indicating there was no intent to mock the First Lady in any manner.
“There are different opinions about Melania Trump, but the fact is that she is the first lady,” Buric praised. “She had to do a lot, including delivering speeches in English and addressing huge crowds in a foreign language.”
“The message is unambiguously referring to a person who, with little knowledge of a foreign language, has come to the position of one of the most powerful people on the planet,” he added.
While they may be singing the praises of Melania, the Institute did not hold the same esteem for Trump supporters, recently posting that their behavior toward CNN is an example of the word ‘uncouth.’
The first lady might be an example for any future word of the day for ‘grace.’
Aside from speaking English and Slovenian, Mrs. Trump is fluent in German, French and Serbian.
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