In a tragic turn of events, former First Lady Melania Trump’s mother, Amalija Knavs, has passed away at the age of 78. The esteemed matriarch, who was born in communist Slovenia, was a beloved figure and devoted mother, whose loss has left the Trump family reeling.
It is without a doubt a somber day in the conservative community as we mourn the passing of Amalija Knavs. A woman of strength and grace, she embodied the virtues and values that are so dearly cherished by those on the right. She stood by her husband, Viktor, and together they raised their daughters, one of whom would go on to become the esteemed First Lady of the United States.
Melania Trump, in a statement released to the public, expressed her deep sadness at the loss of her beloved mother. She remembered her as a woman who carried herself with “grace, warmth, and dignity,” and who was entirely devoted to her family.
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved mother, Amalija.
Amalija Knavs was a strong woman who always carried herself with grace, warmth, and dignity. She was entirely devoted to her husband, daughters, grandson, and son-in-law. We will miss her beyond…
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) January 10, 2024
Former President Donald Trump, who had previously mentioned Knavs’ illness during his New Year’s Eve celebrations at Mar-a-Lago, also shared his condolences. He spoke of her illness and the tough time his family was going through. It was evident that he had a great deal of respect and love for his mother-in-law.
“Melania — great first lady, so popular, the people love her — she’s now in a hospital with her mother. Her mother, Amalija, is very ill, but hopefully she’ll be recovering,” Trump said. “But she’s been very ill, so I just want to say ‘hello’ to the first lady — we just spoke, down in Miami, great hospital — and hopefully they’ll be ok. But it’s a tough one, it’s a very tough one. She knows probably about 95% of the people in this room. We just want to wish Amalija that she gets better as quickly as possible.”
The passing of Amalija Knavs has brought to light the close bond shared by the Trump family. While Melania and her husband, former President Trump, were not able to spend Christmas together due to her mother’s illness, they made sure to prioritize family and stay connected during this difficult time.
Amalija Knavs’ passing is not only felt within the Trump family but also within the conservative community. She was a beloved figure, known for her unwavering support for her husband and her family. Her legacy of strength, devotion, and love will live on through her daughter, Melania, and the rest of her family.
“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved mother, Amalija,” Melania Trump said in a statement. “Amalija Knavs was a strong woman who always carried herself with grace, warmth, and dignity.”
“She was entirely devoted to her husband, daughters, grandson, and son-in-law,” she continued. “We will miss her beyond measure and continue to honor and love her legacy.”
Amalija Knavs was a strong and remarkable woman who managed to overcome the challenges of growing up in a communist country and went on to become a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her strength and resilience are a testament to the American dream and a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work and determination.