Happy Mother’s Day!!! pic.twitter.com/zw71dnT7TJ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2018
President Donald Trump posted a heartfelt video on Mother’s Day, praising his late mother but something was amiss.
There is no mention of First Lady Melania Trump with whom he has a 12-year-old son, Barron.
In the video, Trump lauded his late mother, Mary MacLeod Trump, who was a Scottish immigrant, for being the reason for most of what he has achieved in life.
“So much of what I’ve done and so much of what I’ve become is because of my mother. I miss her a lot,” he said.
He also praised all American mothers and their role in World War II but during the entirety of the video he never once mentioned his wife, who took a break from her fashion business to focus on being a mother while performing the duties of the first lady.
And it seemed liked the president was the only one who skipped mention of his wife for her contribution in taking care of their son and working on her “Be Best” campaign focused on children.
Vice President Mike Pence took out time to wish his mother and wife on Twitter.
Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing Mom, Nancy Fritsch, to my wonderful wife, Karen (the best Mom 3 kids could ever have!) and to all of America's incredible Moms! Have a great #MothersDay! pic.twitter.com/pzvujGjBcS— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 13, 2018
Even Donald Trump Jr. who is about to divorce his wife, Vanessa Trump, wished her on Mother’s Day.
Former President Barack Obama also took to Twitter to show his appreciation for his wife, Michelle Obama, and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson.
On May 9, at an event celebrating military mothers and spouses, Melania talked about the strength and patience required to bring up a child.
“As a mother myself, I know what goes into raising a child. It takes an incredible amount of strength, a lot of time, a generous amount of patience, and all of your love. As moms, we are so incredibly privileged to be able to bring children into this world and be part of helping them grow into adults,” she said.
With alleged cheating accusations mounting against the president and Melania’s growing reluctance to hold her husband’s hand in public, this seemed like a great opportunity for Trump to show some love and appreciation for his wife, but it seems like he has yet to thank her for all the hard work she does.
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