Melania Trump’s birthday is today, and her husband, President Donald Trump, was apparently too preoccupied to get her a birthday present.
Donald Trump said on Thursday that he was too busy for any sort of birthday present; instead, he spent the day before on a Twitter love fest with rapper Kanye West.
In a telephone interview with Fox and Friends, Trump quipped that today was a special day to call into the news network because it’s Melania’s birthday so “let’s do it on Melania’s birthday.” He then wished his wife a happy birthday over the phone.
When asked what he gave his wife for her birthday, Trump went on to respond with his usual drivel:
“Well, I better not get into that ’cause I may get in trouble. Maybe I didn’t get her so much. I tell you what she has done, I got her a beautiful card. You know I’m very busy to be running out looking for presents, OK? But I got her a beautiful card and some beautiful flowers.”
Trump tells Fox and Friends he didn’t get Melania anything for her birthday today because he is too busy, but he did her her a card and flowers. pic.twitter.com/go3bNHrGQY
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) April 26, 2018
Twitter Lambasted Trump
Of course, Twitter went off, where users were responding in many ways to the announcement that he was much too engrossed in his presidential duties to celebrate Melania’s birthday properly.
Boy, if that Fox & Friends interview was Melania’s birthday present, no wonder she never smiles around him.
— (((Dan Sloan))) 🏳️🌈 (@dantoujours) April 26, 2018
— barbara rettemnier (@respbarb) April 26, 2018
I keep wondering, other than #45, if any past president would have been too busy to get their wife a birthday present? And admit this on his favorite morning tv show? Happy birthday @FLOTUS. You deserve a day of sunshine and celebration.
— Elizabeth Weisser (@eaweisser) April 26, 2018
“DO YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY A CARD AND FLOWERS?” pic.twitter.com/jGe93jA6dh
— Jordan Veilleux (@veilleuxwho) April 26, 2018
Chill interview https://t.co/QR23e1lOcz
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) April 26, 2018
What’s Up With Kanye West Anyway?
Not much to see here – just another person somewhere in the sunken place. In the past week, West has released a barrage of controversial tweets, with one of them being a glowing endorsement for President Donald Trump. West revealed that he wouldn’t let “group think” force him to dislike the president – even though there is a genuine cause of concern when it comes to the character, ethics, and style of governance surrounding the Trump administration. He compared Trump and himself to both having “dragon energy,” stating that they are both brothers.
In response to this twitter love, the president retweeted West and gave him a shout-out: “Thank you Kanye, very cool!”
None of this could have gone over very well with Melania, and the White House has been scrambling for days to cover for their so-called “president.”
Trump is losing support day by day, and it’s his own fault!
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