Did Melania Trump Celebrate Her 56th Birthday in 2021?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

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Melania Trump's birthday was not on April 2 2021 and she was not turning 56.
Image via First Lady Melania Trump Archived (Facebook)

Claim

Former first lady Melania Trump celebrated her 56th birthday on April 2, 2021.

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Labeled Satire
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Origin

On April 2, 2021, birthday wishes for former first lady Melania Trump appeared in a new meme. It was posted to the America’s Last Line of Defense Facebook page. The meme encouraged birthday comments for Trump’s purported 56th birthday.

“LET’S HEAR IT FOR HER!,” read the post. “Happy Birthday First Lady Trump! Looking amazing at 56! Give her all your love!”

Melania Trump's birthday was not on April 2 2021 and she was not turning 56.
The Facebook post in question was labeled satire.

However, it was not Melania Trump’s birthday, nor was she about to become 56 years old. She was born on April 26, 1970, and would soon celebrate her 51st birthday at the time of this writing.

This item originated with a Facebook page and website that describes its output as being humorous or satirical in nature, as follows:

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