Leave it to Donald Trump to screw up what should be one of the easiest weekly addresses of his presidency.
In his Mother’s Day speech, which he lifelessly read off a teleprompter, the president forgot to mention the most important mother currently in his life: Melania Trump, mom of their son Barron.
Video of the full address:
It should also be noted that Trump decided to spend this year’s Mother’s Day – you guessed it – on the golf course.
Trump has arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, VA, according to the pool report.
This is Trump’s 155th day at a Trump property as president and his 113th day at a Trump golf club as president.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 13, 2018
Not the first time Trump forgot Melania
Of course, Trump’s neglect of his wife on Mother’s Day should come as no surprise to folks who’ve been paying attention. The president has repeatedly either forgotten or chose to pretend he didn’t have a wife.
In 2006, when Trump was having an affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who now threatens to bring down his presidency, he clearly didn’t remember his wife – even though she just gave birth to their son Barron.
Again and again, Donald Trump has treated his wife as an afterthought. No matter what day it is, he is a man who simply cannot see outside of himself.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.