In a telephone interview with “Fox & Friends,” Trump claimed he’d decided to call in to the show because it was his wife’s birthday. “I picked a very, very special day because it’s Melania’s birthday so I said, let’s do it on Melania’s birthday,” he said. “So happy birthday to Melania.”
When asked what gift he had bought for his wife, the president replied:
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
Unsurprisingly, Trump’s comments did not go unnoticed on Twitter, where users responded in various ways.
Boy, if that Fox & Friends interview was Melania’s birthday present, no wonder she never smiles around him.
— (((Dan Sloan))) 🏳️🌈 (@dantoujours) 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
This is Trump to perfection: it’s his wife’s birthday so his present is he gets to go on tv.
— 2centsannandale (@2centsannandale) April 26, 2018