Donald Trump praises his late mom on Mother's Day, but forgets to mention Melania
Melania has made motherhood her main role in the White House. She, along with taking care of her youngest son, is now also focusing on children and an online anti-bullying campaign
President Donald Trump praised his late mother on Mother's Day on Sunday and called her "incredible", however, he did not mention his wife and First Lady Melania Trump, who is the mother of his youngest son, Barron Trump.
Trump called the holiday "one of the most important days of the year," and added that it is "a special opportunity to honor all of the mothers and grandmothers in our lives."
Trump, while talking about his late mother, Mary MacLeod Trump, who was an immigrant from Scotland, said: "She was just incredible. Warm, loving, really smart, could be tough if she had to be, but basically she was a really nice person."
"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,” Trump said in the video he tweeted.
Happy Mother’s Day!!! pic.twitter.com/zw71dnT7TJ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2018
President Trump's mother died in 2000, according to reports.
The lack of mention of First Lady Melania Trump's name in President Trump's tweet stood in stark contrast to that of Vice President Mike Pence, who saluted the three ladies in his life on the holiday.
"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," Pence wrote.
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
Melania Trump has made motherhood her main role in the White House. The first lady, along with taking care of the couple's 12-year-old son, is now also focusing on children and online anti-bullying campaign through "Be Best."
Melania Trump, last week, also reflected on the amount of work that goes into being a mother at an event organized for military mothers at the White House, according to reports.
"It takes an incredible amount of strength, a lot of time, a generous amount of patience, and all of our love. As moms, we are so incredibly privileged to be able to bring children into this world and be a part of helping them grow into adults," the first lady said last week.
We had a wonderful celebration @Whitehouse today to honor some incredible military moms for #MothersDay. My heart & continued prayers stay w/ all our brave military members. I’m proud to support @POTUS in today’s signing to help increase opportunities for military families. pic.twitter.com/VCs8KsScOF— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 9, 2018
President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., also mentioned his wife, Vanessa Trump, in a tweet on Sunday. The couple, who have five children together, recently announced that they are separating and are preparing for divorce.
"Happy Mother’s day to the best mom in the world. Vanessa enjoy your day, you’ve certainly earned it dealing with those 5 munchkins and me," Donald Trump Jr. wrote.
Former President Barack Obama also mentioned his wife, and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson on Sunday, and said that they were "remarkable."