Melania Trump is just being honest

Almost all first families make millions off the White House

Melania's law suit isn't so crazy.
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Give first lady Melania Trump credit for honesty. Rarely has anyone been so forthright about using the White House to cash in.

On Monday, Melania Trump filed a lawsuit in New York accusing Britain's Daily Mail of defamation: The outlet published an article last August — now retracted — suggesting without evidence that she once worked as an "escort." That hurt her reputation and commercial brand, the lawsuit alleges, and Melania Trump is seeking $150 million in damages. It's also the second time she has sued the Daily Mail over this. The first case was in Maryland and was thrown out for lack of jurisdiction.

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