Billboards with Melania Trump pulled in Croatia after legal threat

Billboards around Croatia featuring an image of Melania Trump — advertising an English-language school — have been taken down after threats from the first lady’s lawyers.

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The billboards advertised for the American Institute in Zagreb, and included the phrase, “Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English.”
Melania Trump was born in Slovenia.¬†An attorney for the first lady ultimately demanded the removal of the billboards, and the school complied. They were replaced with a reference to the original slogan: “Invest in your English and billboards. People love a good billboard.”

Trump’s hometown of Sevnica has cashed in on tie-ins to the first lady’s new prominence. The town saw a 30 percent increase in tourism last year.

Sevnica tours include views of her childhood home, a school she attended and the clothing factory where her mother worked. A local restaurant also has desserts named in her honor.

By Ed Adamczyk