No joke! Melania Trump Threatens to sue Croatian language school’s billboard that features a picture of the first lady to show ‘how far you can go with a little bit of English’
Melania Trump has threatened to sue a Croatian language school over its billboard which asks ‘just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English’ over a picture of the first lady.
The Američki Institut school in the Croatian capital, Zagreb, say they posted they billboards to inspire its students.
But Melania, who was born in Slovenia, failed to see the funny side and her lawyer has demanded that the billboards be immediately removed. The adverts were taken down today.
‘I’m satisfied with the fact that the school admitted that they violated the law and that they are ready to remove the billboards and (Facebook) ads,’ Trump’s Slovenian lawyer Natasa Pirc-Musar told The Associated Press. ‘We are still analyzing possible further legal steps.’
The Croatian school has since apologized.
The billboards had been posted around Zagreb with the words: ‘Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English.’
Founder of the school, Brett Campbell – originally from Boston – told local newspaper Vecernji List: ‘We are witnessing the great wave of emigration of Croatians who are looking for their fortunes in Anglo-Saxon countries, such as Ireland, Canada, Australia etc.
‘If you are well-versed in English, in these markets you can go very far. And we can help you.’
Born Melanija Knavs in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, Mrs. Trump was raised in Sevnica by her father, a car salesman, and her mother, a pattern maker at a textile factory, while the nation was part of the Communist-ruled former Yugoslavia.