Trump struggles when asked what he gave Melania for Christmas, then says he gave her a 'beautiful card'
When President Donald Trump was asked what he had gifted First Lady Melania Trump for the holidays, the POTUS first seemed lost for words and then blurted out that he had given her a "beautiful card" and was "still working on a Christmas present."
The president held a video teleconference with members of the US Armed Forces from his resort residence in Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday, December 24.
When one of the members of the army asked the president what he got Melania for Christmas, he seemed to be truly caught off guard. "What did you get Mrs. Trump for #Christmas this year?" the service member had asked. A befuddled Trump admitted that it was not an easy question to answer.
“That's a tough question. Well, I really should say, I got her a beautiful card... Actually I had a number of... I picked the nicest one... a lot of love. We love our family, and we love each other. We’ve had a great relationship, hopefully like you do with your spouses. And I think I'll answer that by saying I’m still working on a Christmas present. There’s a little time left. Not much, but there’s a little time left," Trump said.
The president also thanked the troops for their service and wished them happy holidays. “I want to wish you an amazing Christmas and a happy new year,” he said. "You are tremendous warriors and we appreciate it so much.”
Trump has accepted in the past that he was never a good gift-giver. Last April on 'Fox and Friends' when he was asked what he got his wife for her birthday, Trump said, “I better not get into that because I may get in trouble. Maybe I didn’t get her so much.”
He has also not shied away from revealing that he was a worse gift-receiver. When he was a business mogul and had no political aspirations back in 2005, he told Page Six, “Everyone gives me presents and I never open them. I’m like a bad-present person.”