Melania Trump - first Slovenian in the role of First Lady

Melania Trump. Photo: Robi Poredoš/STA

It is already known that a Slovenian, now an American citizen, will become the new First Lady of the USA.  She grew up in Sevnica  as Melanija Knavs. The residents of the eastern town of Sevnica are delighted by the election of Donald Trump as USA president.

Mayor of Sevnica Srečko Ocvirk said he was happy that Melania Trump was able to obtain the title of First Lady. He added that she gave her husband the support he needed to claim victory.

Asked whether Trump's victory would affect the number of tourists visiting Sevnica, Ocvirk said that the media had written a lot about the town in the past year, which made tourists, mountaineers and travellers more interested in the town. He thus expects visits by foreign tourists to increase.

The people in Sevnica say Melania Trump has not been keeping much contact with the town after she moved to the US, but they nevertheless believe that her new title will increase Slovenia's recognition in the world.

Also Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar congratulated Donald Trump and wished the president-elect success in his work, also expressing satisfaction about the fact that First Lady comes from Slovenia.