Trump reveals Melania says his 'highest loyalty' is to American citizens, gets trolled: 'She has to remind him?'
In the same speech, POTUS switched from criticizing Joe Biden to praising FLOTUS as a 'great' First Lady to bashing the media — all in the span of under 3 minutes
President Donald Trump got trolled on social media after a clip of him saying that the First Lady Melania Trump gave him a "history lesson" during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2020 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland, over the weekend, went viral.
Trump's remarks were in an attempt to hail the contribution of his wife in his life. "When our First Lady came out she said to me today, 'Say hello to everybody,' and she said, 'Your first duty and your highest loyalty is to the American citizens and you really have to let the people know,'" he said as the crowd applauded. "Melania told me this, can you believe this? She's like giving me a history lesson."
The clip of the speech, which was shared by Daily Caller, went viral on Twitter with many choosing to shame him for his comments.
"The first lady that can barely speak English," one wrote, while another quipped, "What? So the President’s wife has to remind him of his duty before he speaks. Shameful."
Yet a third commented, "Instead, he listens to his lobbyists and pledges his loyalty to Israel."
However, there were also those who sang praises of Melania. "FLOTUS is beautiful inside and out... she is a wise, honorable partner to our President!" one said, while a second wrote, "Great First Lady!"
In the same speech, Trump switched from criticizing "sleepy" Joe Biden to praising Melania as a "great" First Lady to bashing the media all in the span of under three minutes.
In the middle of calling out the former vice president for incorrectly stating gun violence statistics, Trump got distracted and began praising his wife for doing a great job. “She’s doing a great job, very popular, great style, love our country,” Trump said, as the crowd erupted in applause and a standing ovation.
From there he went onto searching where the First Lady's father was seated in the audience. “Her father is here today. Where is Viktor?” he asked. As soon as he spotted him in the crowd, Trump pointed to him and said, “Great guy," amid more cheers.
POTUS confessed that he liked calling Melania “First Lady," although the FLOTUS preferred him to just call her Melania. Jokingly, he continued saying that he knew that the moment the press got to know what he liked calling his wife, it would generate another negative headline the next morning.