Saturday, February 4, 2017

Melania Trump: Magic or Muggle?

I saw this post shared on Facebook a few days ago, and some of the comments on it had me confused. There were people claiming that it was a dig at the First Family. While I can almost understand where they're coming from with that argument, as a self-avowed Potthead, the last thing I would be is offended that someone suggested the First Lady was a witch from Beauxbaton Academy.

But let's examine this claim. Is it possible that Melania Trump is an alumni of this prestigious school of witchcraft and wizardry?

According to Rowling, the "wizarding populations of most countries choose the option of home schooling." So a magical student in a nation as small as Slovenia, would most likely be taught at home by his or her parents. But this only works if the student has a witch or wizard for a parent to begin with. Muggle-born witches and wizards, like Hermione, would easily fall through the cracks, so I like to think that the headmaster's of schools like Hogwarts and Beauxbatons Academy would work to find these students to ensure that they can achieve their greatest potential. So Melania, a Slovenian, was likely muggle-born.

From there, it's not a stretch to believe that she would have attended Beauxbatons Academy. French is one of the five languages that Melania speaks. And that would likely have come in handy (read: been basically required) attending a wizarding school believed to be located in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain with a headmistress named Madame Maxine.

And finally, I believe that it's possible Melania Trump is part veela. It is believed that veela are of Eastern European origin, so it's certainly possible that they would be found in Slovenia. And they are known for appearing to be young, beautiful humans. While it's a matter of opinion, I think most people agree that Melania Trump is beautiful. Depending on how far removed Melania is from a pureblood veela ancestor, she may not even show many other traditional veela traits. And I realize this contradicts her being fully muggle-born, but it's possible that magical abilities were latent in her veela parent.

So do I think that Melania Trump could have attended Beauxbatons Academy? Absolutely. But of course she can't tell us, because muggles aren't supposed to know that magic exists.

Disclaimer: This is NOT a political post and I will not allow any political debate. Any comments that reference politics will be summarily deleted.